Partner and Chief Economist at the Spanish investment bank, Arcano Partners. Ignacio counts over twenty years of experience in diverse fields of investment banking at Arcano, UBS and Deutsche Bank. He is a Professor of Economics and Finance at IE Business School, and the Academic Director of IE’s Masters in Finance. He is a regular columnist for the Spanish newspapers, El Confidencial, Expansión and Actualidad Económica. Ignacio has published five books, as well as several academic papers and case studies. In 2019 he won the Asprima-Sima award granted by the Spanish real estate sector, and in 2009, the Everis literary award. He is founder of the NGO Financieros sin Fronteras (“Financiers without Borders“), of which he is vice president. He also serves as Chairman of the advisory board of Círculo de Empresarios and is a member of the board of Arcano Partners.
Ignacio holds a Ph. D. in Medieval History (UNED), an MBA (INSEAD), an MSc in Economics (ICADE), and an MA in Law (UNED).