QIA was established in 2005 by an Amiri Decision, which serves as a constitution defining QIA’s objectives and governance framework.
QIA is accountable to the Supreme Council for Economic Affairs and Investment (SCEAI), chaired by His Highness the Amir of the State of Qatar.
QIA’s mission, is aimed at “developing, investing and managing the State reserve funds and other assets assigned to it by SCEAI in accordance with the policies, plans and programmes approved by SCEAI.”
The respective roles of the different layers of governance are as follows:
Business decisions are the sole responsibility of the QIA Board and executive management, and the CEO and his management team are responsible for day-to-day management.
The government of Qatar does not interfere in the QIA’s investment, divestment or other business decisions. Investment decisions are made strictly based on economic and financial criteria and with a long-term investment horizon.
Back in 2008, QIA through the International forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds, helped draft the Santiago Principles which promote best practices and set the bar for good governance for sovereign wealth funds globally.
Qatar Investment Authority is the sovereign wealth fund of the State of Qatar and is a major contributor to realizing the Qatar National Vision of 2030.
Our investment process is designed to focus on "the deals that matter".
Qatar Investment Authority conforms to the highest international standards of governance.
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