SAMA Foreign Holdings
Country: Saudi Arabia
Entity Structure: Fund in Central Bank
US$ Billion: 432.0*
Transparency Rating: 2
Some of the funds are managed by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA), the central bank of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which was established in 1952. Many of the surplus oil revenues are invested in low-risk assets, such as Sovereign Debt.
*US$ 433.0 billion as of November 2008
News and Updates2/1/2008
SAMA’s vice governor recently suggested that Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was planning a new sovereign fund which would invest in foreign securities.
WebsiteKingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Finance
Saudi Monetary Agency
1. All figures quoted are from official sources, or, where the institutions concerned do not issue statistics of their holdings, from other publicly available sources.
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