Qatar Investment Authority

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is Qatar's state-owned holding company that can be characterized as a National Wealth Fund. The QIA was founded in 2005 by the then-Emir of Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani to manage the oil and natural gas surpluses by the government of Qatar. It specializes in domestic and foreign investment. The QIA was founded by the State of Qatar in 2005 to strengthen the country's economy by diversifying into new asset classes. The fund is a member of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds and is therefore signed up to the Santiago Principles on best practice in managing sovereign wealth funds.

Qatar Investment Authority owns (100%) Qatar Holding LLC, and is associated with Qatar National Bank (50%). QIA is affiliated with Qatar Islamic Bank (16.67%) and with Ubac Curaçao NV (1.35%). QIA is estimated to hold in excess of $330 billion of assets (2017). Website.