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Kuwait Investment Authority

The Kuwait Investment Authority’s mission is to achieve a long-term investment return on the financial reserves entrusted by the State of Kuwait, enabling Kuwait’s future generations to face the uncertainties ahead with greater confidence. The fund had an AUM of more than $580 billion in foreign assets at the end of last year, according to ratings agency Fitch.



Chief Executive

Ghanem Suleiman Al-Ghenaiman


Khalifa Hamada Minister of Finance, State of Kuwait

Asset allocation
KIA invests mostly through external fund managers and has over the years established a series of specialized standalone entities in order to excel in certain asset classes. related articles

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SWFs in real estate

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