SAMA Foreign Holdings

Country: Saudi Arabia

Established: N/A

Entity Structure: Fund in Central Bank

US$ Billion: 432.0*

Origin: Oil

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 Updates

SAMA’s vice governor recently suggested that Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was planning a new sovereign fund which would invest in foreign securities.


Kingdom 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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