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Oman Investment Fund

Definition

The Makki Investment Fund is a sovereign wealth fund,established in 2006 in accordance with a Royal Decree of His Majesty the Sultan of Oman. The Fund makes medium to long-term investments, globally and domestically, to diversify the government of Oman's asset base and create a pool of sustainable cash flows for the Sultanate. Currently, the OIF's assets under management are estimated at approximately US$6 billion.

What is 'Oman Investment Fund'

A state-owned investment fund established in 2006 by the Sultan. Oman Investment Fund's (OIF) stated goals as a sovereign wealth fund are to enhance the country's economic development by investing globally in real estate and in public and private equity. Some of OIF's largest investments include Ireland's Jurys Inns Hotels, the United Arab Emirates' Dubai Mercantile Exchange, and India's Quippo Infrastructure Equipment, Nimbus Communications and Housing Development Finance Corporation.

Explaining 'Oman Investment Fund'

Although its economy is heavily dependent on oil, its declining reserves are forcing it to diversify. It is a member of the Gulf Co-Operation Council, a political, economic, social and regional organization of six Persian Gulf member countries: Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.


Further Reading


External debt and economic growth: The case of emerging economy
www.jstor.org [PDF]
… The cost of borrowing in Oman is phenomenally high by international standards … Al-Rimawi, LM (2001), Jordanian, Kuwaiti and Omani Securities Regulation: Can they be Subject Matter … Fama, EF, The Effects of a Firm s Investment and Financing Decisions , American Economic …

Enhancing active participation of SMEs and Islamic Banks towards economic diversification in OmanEnhancing active participation of SMEs and Islamic Banks towards economic diversification in Oman
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
… The cost of borrowing in Oman is phenomenally high by international standards … Al-Rimawi, LM (2001), Jordanian, Kuwaiti and Omani Securities Regulation: Can they be Subject Matter … Fama, EF, The Effects of a Firm s Investment and Financing Decisions , American Economic …

Sovereign Wealth Funds in the Persian Gulf StatesSovereign Wealth Funds in the Persian Gulf States
www.oxfordhandbooks.com [PDF]
… The cost of borrowing in Oman is phenomenally high by international standards … Al-Rimawi, LM (2001), Jordanian, Kuwaiti and Omani Securities Regulation: Can they be Subject Matter … Fama, EF, The Effects of a Firm s Investment and Financing Decisions , American Economic …

The Gulf's eastward turn: The logic of Gulf-China economic tiesThe Gulf's eastward turn: The logic of Gulf-China economic ties
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… The cost of borrowing in Oman is phenomenally high by international standards … Al-Rimawi, LM (2001), Jordanian, Kuwaiti and Omani Securities Regulation: Can they be Subject Matter … Fama, EF, The Effects of a Firm s Investment and Financing Decisions , American Economic …

Risk Sharing Equity-Based Islamic Finance, Macroeconomic Resilience and Significance to Oman as a New Entrant.Risk Sharing Equity-Based Islamic Finance, Macroeconomic Resilience and Significance to Oman as a New Entrant.
search.ebscohost.com [PDF]
… The cost of borrowing in Oman is phenomenally high by international standards … Al-Rimawi, LM (2001), Jordanian, Kuwaiti and Omani Securities Regulation: Can they be Subject Matter … Fama, EF, The Effects of a Firm s Investment and Financing Decisions , American Economic …

Analytical study of sovereign wealth fund's strategies and policies: A case study of Oman sovereign wealth fundAnalytical study of sovereign wealth fund's strategies and policies: A case study of Oman sovereign wealth fund
bura.brunel.ac.uk [PDF]
… The cost of borrowing in Oman is phenomenally high by international standards … Al-Rimawi, LM (2001), Jordanian, Kuwaiti and Omani Securities Regulation: Can they be Subject Matter … Fama, EF, The Effects of a Firm s Investment and Financing Decisions , American Economic …


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