National Development Fund of Iran

Iran US$ 62 Billion Origin: Oil & Gas

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Sovereign Wealth Funds

Public Funds

Established: 2011
Transparency Rating: 5
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Firm Investment Style: Mixed
Entity Structure: Fund
Pop Est.: 76.42 million – 2012

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Strategy & Objectives

SWF Asset Allocation

Key Executives and People

Main Office

No.25 Gandhi St.
Tehran 15176-55911
Tel: +98 (21) 88640439


The National Development Fund of Iran was established based on Article 84 of the Fifth Economic, Social and Cultural Development Plan of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The assets of the NDFI are owned by the country. The fund is governed by a board of trustees. Investment decisions are managed by a managing board. The fund is not part of Iran’s Ministry of Finance.



The National Development Fund of Iran (NDFI) allocates a portion of revenue earned from oil, gas, gas condensate and oil products to invest in country productivity, overseas investments, and create economic incentives for private economy development. The NDFI also aims to preserve the share of oil and gas resources and products for future generations.

Background on National Development Fund of Iran
In 2011, Iran created a new sovereign wealth fund called the National Development Fund of Iran. It replaced Iran’s oil stabilization fund. The original fund (OSF) was created to invest Iran’s oil revenues and act as a stabilizer against fluctuating oil revenues.