Bahrain's sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat has signed an agreement with the Pearl Initiative, a private sector-led non-profit organisation established to improve transparency, accountability and business practices.
Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company said it has maintained its transparency score in Linaburg-Maduell Transparency Index issued by the Sovereign Wealth Funds Institute.
The investment arm of Bahrain maintained its score of nine out
Qatar's sovereign wealth fund has hired UBS to advise on a possible $3 billion investment in Russian state-owned bank VTB, three people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.
VTB is working on a capital i
The chief executive of Bahrain's $9 billion sovereign wealth fund, Mumtalakat, told Reuters he has resigned to set up a new investment firm in the kingdom.
"I'm leaving Mumtalakat after four years of helping set up an institution of the b
Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company said it has signed a $543.8 million contract with Consolidated Contractors Company to develop two projects in Egypt.
Qatari Diar, the property arm of the Gulf state's sovereign wealth fund, es
The Investment Dar, a leading Kuwaiti sovereign wealth fund, said it will make its first payment to investors two months ahead of the deadline set out in the court-approved restructuring plan.
Owner of half of luxury carmaker Aston Martin,
The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), one of the world's largest sovereign wealth funds, has restructured its external equities department, separating indexed funds from active funds as part of a more focused strategy.
Gulf bankers, hit by a dearth of deal flows so far in 2011, are hoping sovereign wealth funds will drive a second-half rebound powered by a buoyant oil price and an easing in political tensions.
The state-owned funds, allocators of the sta
Dubai's sovereign wealth fund ICD has launched a $2.8 billion, five-year loan refinancing which is the largest loan to emerge from Dubai since its financial crisis, banking sources said.
Citigroup, Emirates Bank and
Abu Dhabi fund Mubadala will test international demand for Gulf debt in the midst of regional political upheaval when it begins investor meetings in London on Wednesday ahead of a potential bond issue.
Government-owned Mubadala, which has