Oil fuels commodity-based Sovereign Wealth Fund growth – Proved oil reserves at the end of 2007

Country Barrels in Billions World Share
Main Oil Commodity SWFs
Saudi Arabia 264.2 21.3% SAMA Foreign Holdings
Iran 138.4 11.2% Oil Stabilisation Fund
Iraq 115.0 9.3%
Kuwait 101.5 8.2% Kuwait Investment Authority
United Arab Emirates 97.8 7.9% Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Venezuela 87.0 7.0% FIEM
Russia 79.4 6.4% Oil Stabilization Fund
Libya 41.5 3.4% Libyan Arab Foreign Investment Company
Kazakhstan 39.8 3.2% Kazakhstan National Fund
Nigeria 36.2 3.0% Excess Crude Account
United States 29.4 2.5% Alaska Permanent Fund
Canada 27.7 2.2% Alberta’s Heritage Fund
Qatar 27.4 2.2% Qatar Investment Authority
China 15.5 1.3%
Brazil 12.6 1.0%
Algeria 12.3 1.0% Revenue Regulation Fund
Mexico 12.2 1.0%
Angola 9.0 0.7% Reserve Fund for Oil
Norway 8.2 0.7% Government Pension Fund – Global
Azerbaijan 7.0 0.6% State Oil Fund
Sudan 6.6 0.5%
Oman 5.6 0.5% State General Reserve Fund
India 5.5 0.5%
Other 58.1 4.7%
TOTAL 1237.9 100.0%

Sources: BP Statistical Review of World Energy June 2008, Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute



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