04.07.2013 - Will new Qatar wealth fund chief herald investment shift?
Few bankers and analysts raised an eyebrow when Ahmad Al Sayed was appointed Tuesday as the new chief executive of the Qatar Investment Authority, the Arab Gulf emirate’s main sovereign wealth fund. Having spent five years at the helm of Qatar Holding, a QIA subsidiary that makes opportunistic investments in foreign companies on behalf of the Qatari government, Mr. Al Sayed is a trusted hand with plenty of experience managing state assets. It seems a natural choice. “I doubt there will be a massive shift in strategy,” said one Doha-based banker who has dealt with Mr. Al Sayed...............................................Full Article: Source
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