October 2019

Sovereign Wealth Funds – GCC Institutional Investors

Industry Research Report

Executive Summary

The countries in the GCC region, house some of the largest SWFs in the world. Driven by oil trade and higher realizations during periods of elevated oil price led to the development of Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) in the GCC. Prominent among them are Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia and Qatar Investment Authority (QIA). According to a June 2019 ranking published by the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI), the largest fund in the GCC is the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). Founded in 1976, it manages the third-largest amount of assets in the world, behind only Norway Government Pension Fund and China Investment Corporation. In total, six of the top-20 SWFs in the world are from the GCC.

Table of Content

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Global Sovereign Wealth Funds
  3. Profile of GCC Sovereign Wealth Funds
  4. Market Presence in GCC countries
  5. GCC SWF Investment Strategies
  6. Investment Process in GCC SWFs
  7. SWF Asset Size Estimation
  8. Key Trends in the GCC SWFs
  9. Policy Recommendation to tap Institutional Investors

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