Qatar Investment Authority (QIA)

What is ‘Qatar Investment Authority – QIA’

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is a government-owned entity charged with managing the sovereign wealth fund of Qatar. The source of the sovereign wealth fund is primarily excess oil and gas revenues from the development of Qatar’s oil and gas reserves.

Explaining ‘Qatar Investment Authority – QIA’

The Qatar Investment Authority was established in 2005. The QIA is governed by a board of directors. Qatar’s State Audit Bureau is responsible for auditing the financial operations of the QIA. The QIA does not have any mandated limitations on its investment universe and is able to invest in both domestic and foreign marketable securities, real property, alternative assets and private equity funds.

Further Reading

  • Qatar's inward and outward investment will likely grow – [PDF]
  • The Effect of the Global Economic Imbalance on Migrant Workers and Economies of the Gulf Cooperation Council – [PDF]