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August 30, 2015 4:13 PM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

Company Overview

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is a sovereign wealth fund of The Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The firm invests in the public equity, fixed income, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, and alternative investments markets across the globe. For its equity investments, it seeks to invest in stocks of small cap companies. The firm’s alternative investments include managed futures, commodities, and hedge funds diversified across long/short, macro, relative-value, event-driven and market-neutral equity strategies. For the fixed income investments, it invests in a combination of global government bonds, global inflation-linked bonds, emerging market bonds, and global investment-grade credit. For pr...

211 Corniche Street

PO Box 3600

Abu Dhabi,  

United Arab Emirates

Founded in 1976


971 2 415 0000


971 2 415 1000

Key Executives for Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

Executive Director of Operations
Executive Director of Accounts
Executive Director of Treasury
Executive Director of Real Estate
Executive Director of Internal Audit
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Key Developments

Indicative Bids For TransGrid Placed

Six groups from four continents placed indicative bids on August 27, 2015 for TransGrid, a source told Reuters. The sale is valued about $12 billion. "A strong field of parties have lodged indicative bids for the long-term lease of TransGrid," NSW Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian said. A source with direct knowledge of the process told Reuters that five consortia bid and that the status of a sixth, including another electricity company, AusNet Services (ASX:AST), Singapore Power Ltd and State Grid Corporation of China was uncertain. An Ausnet spokesman confirmed the company had previously lodged a formal expression of interest but declined comment further. Other bidders included IFM Investors Pty Ltd, with QIC Limited, the source said. Another consortium to bid was Hastings Funds Management Limited, Spark Infrastructure Group (ASX:SKI), Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and Wren House Infrastructure Management Limited, with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the source said. A fourth bidder was Canadian pension fund investor Borealis Capital Corporation, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and AustralianSuper Pty Ltd, the source said. Global Infrastructure Partners and China Southern Power Grid Co.,Ltd. joined up for a bid and Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:1038) bid alone, the source added. State treasurer Berejiklian said the government "will now move to shortlist qualified parties for the lodgment of binding bids which will be due in the coming months". UBS AG and Deutsche Bank are handling the sale.

Bids Received For NAMA's Jewell Project

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), Hines Interests Limited Partnership, Allianz Real Estate Holding and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority have made offers for Project Jewell being sold by National Asset Management Agency Ltd. Project Jewell consists of a £1.7 billion portfolio of loans.

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Appoints Hisashi Kuroda as Head of Japan, Internal Equities Department

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority announced that it has appointed Hisashi Kuroda as Head of Japan, Internal Equities Department, effective immediately. Mr. Kuroda will be responsible for developing strategy, managing risk and overseeing management of the Japan-focused investment portfolio in ADIA’s Internal Equities Department. Based in Abu Dhabi, Mr. Kuroda will report to Greg Eckersley, Global Head of Internal Equities. With over 20 years of experience in equity research and portfolio management, and a strong and consistent track record of outperformance, Mr. Kuroda joins ADIA from Meiji Yasuda Asset Management, a leading Japanese investment management and trust services advisory, where he spearheaded the companyâ s Japanese Equity Team since 2010 in his capacity as General Manager. Earlier in his career, Mr. Kuroda spent eight years with Blackrock Japan (formerly Merrill Lynch Investment Managers Co.) in the Japanese Equity Large Cap Team, starting as an Investment Analyst, followed by Portfolio Manager (Equity), and ultimately Director.

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