SAMA Foreign Holdings
|Saudi Arabia||US$ 675.9* Billion|
Transparency Rating: 4
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Firm Investment Style: N/A
Entity Structure: Fund in Central Bank
Population Est.: 29.2 million – 2012
Wealth Per Capita Est.: $23,147
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.
Before the creation of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA), Saudi Hollandi Bank, part of the Netherlands Trading Society, from 1926 held the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s gold reserves and incoming oil revenue. It was the first operating bank in Saudi Arabia.
Under King Abdulaziz, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency was established in 1952. Saudi Hollandi Bank transitioned their responsibilities as de facto central bank.
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*Calculated – Foreign Assets (Net) SAMA