Qatar Investment Authority

State of Qatar US$ 170 Billion
Established: 2005
Transparency Rating: 5
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Origin: Oil & Gas
Firm Investment Style: Portfolio
Entity Structure: Fund
Population Est.: 1.9 million – 2013
Wealth Per Capita Est.: $89,474
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Prior to establishment of the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) in 2005, Qatar’s Ministry of Finance had a small in-house team to invest revenue from budget surpluses. The Qatar Investment Authority was founded by the government of Qatar to strengthen the country’s economy by diversifying into new asset classes, strategies and investments.

Qatar is one of the largest exporters of liquefied natural gas (LNG) thus giving them a commodity surplus of wealth. The Qatar Investment Authority is a sovereign wealth fund that invests domestically and internationally to curtail reliance on energy price volatility.

Background on the Qatar Investment Authority

In the early 2000s, the government of Qatar was laying the groundwork for the QIA. In 2003, the entity began to make hires before formally launching.

According to its constitutive instrument, the Qatar Investment Authority’s objectives are to develop, invest and manage the state reserve funds and other property assigned to it by the government via the Qatar Supreme Council of Economic Affairs and Investments.

Strategy & Objectives

SWF Asset Allocation

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Key Executives and People

Main Office

Qatar Investment Authority
P.O. Box 23224
Tel: +974 44995900
Fax: +974 4995991

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The Qatar Investment Authority is chaired by H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The Chief Executive is H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani. Other Board Members include H.E. Sheikh Abdulla bin Saud Al Thani, H.E. Yousef Hussain Kamal, Dr Hussain Al Abdulla and H.E Sheikh Fahad bin Jassim Mohamed Al Thani. The Board of the QIA has extensive financial experience and exists to serve the government and people of Qatar by strengthening the Qatari economy.

Sovereign Wealth Enterprises:

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1. Qatar Holding LLC

Qatar Holding was incorporated in April 2006 within the jurisdiction of Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) as the prime vehicle for strategic and direct investments by the State of Qatar. Qatar Holding is a strategic financial investor. Their portfolio of investments are international in nature and in a broad range of sectors like commodities, industrial, financial services, retail, real estate, technology, agriculture and others.

The public investment vehicle also owns a holding company called the Qatar Investment Company which owns the Qatar Holding LLC.

  • Qatar Holding Luxembourg II
  • Qatar Holding Netherlands BV

Qatar Holding LLC owns other subsidiaries:

  • Al Gharrafa Investment Company – This subsidiary is based in the Cayman Islands.
  • Qatar Holding Gold & Resources LLC – This subsidiary is based in Qatar that invests in gold and other natural resource companies.

2. Delta Two LTD is also an investment vehicle of the Qatar Investment Authority.

3. Qatari Diar is a real estate investment and development company.
AUM: $42 Billion

This investment arm was established in December 2004 and was initially capitalized at US$ 1 Billion. It is involved in real estate partnerships and ventures throughout the world. It was founded to support Qatar’s rapidly expanding economy and to provide structure and quality control for the country’s real estate development priorities. Besides France, it invests in countries including Qatar, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Oman, Morocco, Egypt, Syria, Sudan and Seychelles.

  • QDHP Swiss Management Ltd. in Zug is a subsidiary of Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company. The sovereign wealth enterprise develops and renovates hotels in Switzerland.

4. Hassad Food is a Farm/Agricultural Investment Company

Established in 2008 by the Qatar Investment Authority, it is the government’s strategy to secure adequate supply of food at reasonable prices. The firm takes stakes in agricultural, livestock, and food companies.

A. Hassad Australia Pty Ltd (HA) was established in 2009 – headquartered in Sydney, HA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hassad Food.
B. Hassad Sudan

5. Qatar Sports Investments (QSI)
Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) was founded in 2005 as a 100% Qatari private shareholding company which specialize in sports and leisure industries. It may operate outside of the QIA.

Major Direct Foreign Investments (Public)

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