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Sustainable investments, revised strategy

CEO announces that QIA will make no new investments in fossil fuels at the World Economic Forum annual meeting. ​ In 2020, QIA embarks on a successful strategic reorganisation. New asset allocation approach and long-term investment plan are introduced to guide portfolio evolution.​ Despite the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, QIA remains highly active throughout 2020.​​

Current CEO appointed​

Mr. Mansoor bin Ebrahim Al-Mahmoud is appointed Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Investment Authority.​​

Central role in One Planet Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative​

​ QIA is one of six founding members of the One Planet Sovereign Wealth Fund Group. This initiative is integrating risks and opportunities related to climate change into the management of large, long-term asset pools. ​ Through its involvement with the One Planet initiative, QIA supports the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) as a global reporting standard. ​​

2015 2016
Strategy of diversification begins​

Building on previous expansion, QIA’s focus now turns to broadening its investment portfolio.​

Graduate training ​

Graduate training scheme for Qatari nationals is established.​​

2009 2015
Period of Expansion

​ QIA grows its internal investment management teams and continues to diversify and grow its portfolio. During this period, QIA collaborates and co-invests globally. The fund’s long-term horizon brings stability and teams of strategic specialists put capital to work across sectors, asset classes and geographies. QIA’s advisory office is set up in New York in 2015.​ ​​

Drafting of Santiago Principles, founding of the IFSWF​

QIA co-authors the Santiago Principles. The 24 Santiago Principles promote best practices and set the bar for good governance for sovereign wealth funds globally. ​
QIA becomes a founding member of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds​ to maintain and promote the new standards going forward. ​​

Focus shifts to direct investments.

Focus shifts to direct investments.​

QIA’s Investment operations begin

QIA’s Investment operations begin

QIA is established​

QIA was established by the Amiri Decision no. 22 for the year 2005, which defines QIA’s objectives and governance framework. QIA is responsible to the Supreme Council for Economic Affairs and Investment (SCEAI) of the State of Qatar, chaired by His Highness the Emir of Qatar. QIA’s mission, as defined in Article 5 of the Amiri Decision,  is aimed at “developing, investing and managing the State  reserve funds and other property assigned to it by the  Supreme Council in accordance with policies, plans and  programmes approved by the Supreme Council.”​​

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