Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has been established for more than 30 years, and is a premier global institutional investor with the mission of securing and maintaining the current and future prosperity of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The authority invests the emirate’s assets through an investment strategy focused on long-term value creation. Its asset allocation is developed equities (32-42 per cent), emerging market equities (10-20 per cent), small-cap equities (1-5 per cent), government bonds (10-20 per cent), credit (5-10 per cent), alternative (5-10 per cent), real estate (5-10 per cent), private equity (2-8 per cent), infrastructure (1-5 per cent) and cash (0-10 per cent). ADIA implements its investment strategy across both internal and external investment management.
The sheer weight of money behind the world’s largest 100 asset owners represents a huge opportunity to show leadership in the allocation of capital. A Willis Towers Watson report reveals the 100 largest and which ones are meeting the challenge.
Amanda WhiteNovember 12, 2018
There is still value in infrastructure, according to ADIA’s head of infrastructure, John McCarthy, provided you adopt a flexible approach. The huge sovereign wealth fund is reviewing its strategy, including whether it currently has appropriate benchmarks in infrastructure, a question that has been prompted by its outperformance. The natural competitive advantage that the Abu […]
Amanda WhiteMay 29, 2015
At the end of a corporate review process that lasted eight months, involved 23 meetings of a steering committee and produced 60 working papers, the UK railways pension fund Railpen was left with 422 action items. “We’ve done 224 of them,” Chris Hitchen, Railpen chief executive, told the Fiduciary Investors Symposium (FIS) at Harvard University. […]
SIMON HOYLEOctober 29, 2014
Regulatory proposals announced in April mean that in October foreign investors will be able to buy the top shares listed on the Chinese mainland stock exchange within annual quota limits. The momentum of market liberalisation is such that MSCI is considering using such A shares in its emerging market indices, a move that will take Chinese […]
David RowleyJune 6, 2014