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Continuity in the Face of Upheaval: IFSWF Annual Review 2020

On Tuesday 11 May the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds publishes its 2020 annual review of sovereign wealth fund investment activity: Continuity in the Face of Upheaval.

The review draws on IFSWF’s comprehensive proprietary database of sovereign wealth funds' direct equity investments since 2015. It reveals that sovereign wealth funds saw a myriad of opportunities in the market dislocations of the COVID-19 pandemic. 2020 was a bumper year for deploying capital, with publicly disclosed direct investments almost doubling year-on-year to $65.9 billion, up from $35.9 billion in 2019 in sectors such as renewable energy, food production, e-commerce and logistics. 

The review addresses three key themes in detail:

  1. The COVID-19 Response
  2. Climate Opportunities
  3. Committing to Long-Term Trends


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View the Tableau Story or download a summary presentation below.

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