Abbreviation: KIA
 Assets under management:
US$264bn
 Established:
1953
 Headquarters: Kuwait City, Kuwait
 Origin: Oil
 Website: http://www.kia.gov.kw 

Investments:
  • Victoria-Jungfrau Collection AG (Switzerland)
    23.81% stake

  • Gulf Bank (Kuwait)
    16% stake¹

  • Arab Insurance Group (Bahrain)
    12.35% stake

  • Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (Jordan)
    9.3% stake

  • Gea Group AG (Germany)
    7.9% stake  

  • Daimler AG (Germany)
    7.6% stake

  • Citigroup (USA)
    6% stake
    $6bn credit crunch bailout

  • Merrill Lynch (USA)
    4.8% stake

  • BP (UK)
    1.75% stake

Kuwait Investment Authority

Fund details

History
First of all sovereign wealth funds, established by Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah  in 1953 as The Kuwait Investment Board. The Kuwait Investment Office replaced The Kuwait Investment Board in 1963 and now is based in London. 

Source of funds
Kuwait transfers 10% of oil revenue into the Reserve for Future Generations each year, which is the overall responsibility KIA in Kuwait, the parent organization of the Kuwait Investment Office

KIA is the owner of National Technology Enterprises Company of Kuwait (NTEC).


Location
Ministries Complex,
AlMurqab,
Kuwait City
P.O. Box: 64, Safat,
Z. Code: 13001, Kuwait


References
1. Kuwait sovereign fund takes stake in Gulf Bank, Reuters, 26 January 2009


Last Updated: 26.01.2009

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