Sixty-six countries, spanning six continents, were
included in the survey, according to a press release. The index is based on six
key criteria that investors cite as most important: economic activity; the
depth of capital markets; taxation; investor protection and corporate
governance; the human and social environment; and entrepreneurial culture and
Countries that fared well in the ranking excelled in
enhancing “competition, openness and professionalism” within their
borders, said IESE Professor Heinrich Liechtenstein, in the announcment.
The top 10 ranked countries are:
- United States
- United Kingdom
- Hong Kong
More information is at http://vcpeindex.iese.us/.