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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

Ardian To Buy Over $2 Billion Stakes From Abu Dhabi

Ardian was in talks to buy PE fund stakes worth more than $2 billion from Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), according to two people with knowledge of the deal. Ardian has made a bid on portfolios that Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is looking to sell. ADIA, which invests on behalf of the government of Abu Dhabi, hired Cogent Partners to advise on selling mostly buyout fund stakes, people familiar with the matter said in July. Ardian made a bid on the portfolio before ADIA could start a sales process, said the people, who asked not to be named because the information is private.

Goldman And Abu Dhabi Investment To Join Hands To Acquire Fleury

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority to join hands Gávea Investimentos Ltda to acquire Fleury S/A (BOVESPA:FLRY3), people with knowledge of the matter said. Spokesmen for Fleury, Gavea, Goldman Sachs, ADIA and Hermes Pardini declined to comment. Shares of Fleury have retreated 10% in 2014 as the deal has dragged on.

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.

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