​Direct investments are at the centre of QIA's investment strategy, and represent a large part of our portfolio.

The Direct Investment Teams are organised along industry sectors. QIA strongly believes in superior insight through deep specialisation and market access. This enables effective portfolio management for assets that follow similar industry or market cycles, and strengthens our capability to deliver superior and sustainable risk-adjusted returns.

All Teams have a global mandate across all asset classes, with some having additional specialists for specific regions, such as emerging markets. Direct Investment Teams are responsible for the origination of deals, and for portfolio management.

Our Direct Investment Teams' sector coverage includes:​

• Commodities

• Financial Institutions

• Industrials

• Infrastructure

• Real Estate

• Retail and Consumer

• Technology, Media, Telecoms

• Other

We do not consider our Direct Investment Teams to be rigidly defined, and they may be merged or split depending on the requirements of the investment strategy and portfolio.​