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Company Overview of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

Company Overview

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is a sovereign wealth fund of The Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The firm invests in the public equity, fixed income, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, and alternative investments markets across the globe. For its equity investments, it seeks to invest in stocks of small cap companies. The firm’s alternative investments include managed futures, commodities, and hedge funds diversified across long/short, macro, relative-value, event-driven and market-neutral equity strategies. For the fixed income investments, it invests in a combination of global government bonds, global inflation-linked bonds, emerging market bonds, and global investment-grade credit. For pr...

211 Corniche Street

PO Box 3600

Abu Dhabi,  

United Arab Emirates

Founded in 1976


971 2 415 0000


971 2 415 1000

Key Executives for Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

Executive Director of Operations
Executive Director of Private Equity
Age: 65
Executive Director of Accounts
Executive Director of Treasury
Executive Director of Real Estate
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Key Developments

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Appoints Christof Ruhl as Global Head of Research

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has appointed a former World Bank chief economist as its first global head of research. Christof Ruhl, who will join ADIA in July 2014, will be responsible for establishing and subsequently managing a new, independent, global research function located within ADIA's Evaluation and Follow-up Division. The research unit will support ADIA's efforts to provide its senior executives with proprietary fundamental and macroeconomic research. Ruhl, a German national and a distinguished economist and academic, will also be tasked with further strengthening ADIA's relationship with leading global research entities and institutions.Based in Abu Dhabi, he will report to Khaleefa Al Qamzi, director of the Evaluation & Follow-up Division. Ruhl joins ADIA from BP where, as group chief economist and vice president since 2005, he has managed BP's global economics team and provided the economic underpinning for BP's commercial and strategic decisions.

Abu Dhabi Reportedly Eyes Stake In Aeroporti di Roma

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority intends to acquire a stake in Aeroporti di Roma SpA from once Etihad finalises the deal to acquire some 49% in Alitalia, according to MF-Milano Finanza which quoted market talk.

Investors Reportedly Eyes Stake In helios and matheson

helios and matheson information technology limited (BSE:532347) is in talks with Abu Dhabi Investment Authority; Morgan Stanley Mauritius Company Limited; India Max Investment Fund Ltd; Silverstreak Asset Management Company Limited; and other investor to raise money through a share sale, two sources close to the development said. The company, which may issue warrants or fresh shares equivalent to 20% of its total equity, is looking to acquire US-based technology companies which cater to healthcare and banking sectors. “We do not comment on market speculation,” said GK Muralikrishna, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Helios. “Currently, the company’s top priority is organic growth and we keep looking at inorganic growth as and when the right opportunity comes.” Helios is said to have appointed two investment banks for the share sale. A nondisclosure agreement may be signed with institutional investors in the next few weeks, said sources. Promoters hold a 46% stake in the company.

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