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Qatar Investment Authority buys stake in Empire State Realty Trust

The Qatar Investment Authority, Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, made a sizable investment last month in a real estate investment trust with assets that include the Empire State Building in New York. The move has generated some rather mild national press, but it is attracting scrutiny from some who have questions about this kind of foreign investment in U.S. infrastructure. Read More »

Auditing sovereign wealth funds: Qatar Investment Authority at the back of the class

In the past few months, Qatar Investment Authority officials announced fund managers are making moves toward investing $35 billion in U.S. interests while opening an office in New York. The fund has hired top finance professionals. But none of that has, as yet, been enough to move the QIA from the bottom of the barrel in the eyes of organizations charged with monitoring sovereign wealth funds. Read More »

Qatar Investment Authority taking steps to restructure assets

In an attempt to manage a significant amount of capital, the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is apparently shuffling up to $100 billion into new investment efforts in what Arabian Business magazine is calling a “major overhaul.” A magazine story in mid-May said the Qatari sovereign wealth fund (SWF) is creating a new internal division to be headed by Ahmed Al Rumaihi. Read More »

How will the Qatar Investment Authority economic strategy affect the Western world?

As reported in Bloomberg news and other venues, Qatar’s government is looking to get involved in the U.S. in a big way. The country's sovereign wealth fund, the Qatar Investment Authority, has opened a New York office and is aggressively looking to acquire U.S. assets with $35 billion. At the same time, Qatar and its related investors are also spending money elsewhere around the world. Read More »

Qatar Investment Authority coming to America, along with concerns about foreign diplomacy

Among the sovereign wealth funds that allow nations to make foreign investments in their national interests, the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), representing the oil-rich Gulf state, is one of the wealthiest. This year, the QIA is poised to put $35 billion into a set of U.S. investments, including the buyout of a division of American Express and other key investments. The QIA also plans to set up a new office in New York. Read More »

Qatar Investment Authority to be stakeholder in $8.6 billion Manhattan West project

A joint venture was formed between Brookfield Property Partners and Qatar Investment Authority for a development project in New York City. The estimated value of the completed project is $8.6 billion, with Brookfield selling a 44 percent interest in the development to QIA. The Manhattan West project is expected to be a five-building, 7 million-square-foot development project. Read More »