January 17, 2018 2:14 PM ET

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Company Overview of Qatar Investment Authority

Company Overview

Qatar Investment Authority is a sovereign wealth fund of the Government of Qatar specializing in public equity, fixed income, private equity, startups, real estate, and alternative assets. The firm also makes fund of funds investments across the globe. It does not invest in the Qatar energy sector. The firm invests in companies operating across diversified sectors. The firm prefers to invest in infrastructure sectors in the United States. It seeks to invest in startups in France. Qatar Investment Authority was founded in 2005 and is based in Doha, Qatar with additional offices in Mumbai, India; New Delhi, India; New York, United States; and Beijing, China.

P.O. Box 23224



Founded in 2005


974 499 5900


974 499 5991

Key Executives for Qatar Investment Authority

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 57
Global Head of Real Estate
Age: 43
Director of the Asset Management Group and Head of Asset Management
Age: 41
Head of Strategy
Director of Investment Strategy
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Qatar Investment Authority Key Developments

Qatar Investment And Baring Private Equity Plans To Exit RMZ

Qatar Investment Authority and Baring Private Equity Partners (India) Ltd. are reportedly looking to exit RMZ Corp Holdings Private Limited. While RMZ is buying back the stake held by Qatar Investment Authority, Baring Private Equity is looking to sell its stake to other investors through “price discovery”, sources said. Raj Menda, co-owner and Corporate Chairman at RMZ, said, "RMZ will fund the exits to the investors through equity and debt".

QIA May Invest In Qatar Airways

Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) may invest in Qatar Airways Limited. The Gulf Times quoted Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohamed bin Saud al-Thani as saying, “Katara is in the pipeline and Qatar Airways could be the next one.” The official added, “We will be supporting them financially, we will support them in their organizations, provide them human capital.”

RMZ Corp Seeks To Raise Funds

RMZ Corp Holdings Private Limited is in talks with multiple private equity players including Canadian Pension Plan Investment Boar and existing investors, Qatar Investment Authority, to raise another round of funds to the tune of INR 12 billion to INR 20 billion. "We are looking at both development platform and core acquisition platform and are looking to raise fresh funds. We are in talks with CPPIB (Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board) and existing shareholder QIA to raise about Rs 1,200 crore to Rs 2,000 crore to expand our asset portfolio. This could provide an exit for our another investor Baring PrivateEquity Partners India which has invested about Rs 400 crore to Rs 500 in 2012, “ Managing Director, Thirumal Govindraj said.

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