ADIA in One Sentence or Less

Ashby Monk

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority has, today, released its 2010 Annual Review, and (for a fund that is often labeled as ‘highly secretive’) the report offers quite a bit of information about internal operations and strategy — as demonstrated by the figures and charts below:

5 Responses to “ADIA in One Sentence or Less”


  1. 1 Victoria Barbary September 13, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Yes, Ash… but does it really tell us that much more than last year’s? I think they just got the consultants in and drew some new organigrams and a decision making diagram… I’m pretty sure I’ve seen something similar before…

    • 2 Ashby Monk September 13, 2011 at 12:07 pm

      There’s a bit of that, yeah. But there’s also a discussion of the asset classes and returns and some other stuff that wasn’t there before.

  2. 3 rachel September 13, 2011 at 9:59 am

    I actually liked the diagram on the funding structure too. (where ADIA sits in the fiscal framework). but I agree with Victoria that much of this information is similar to last years (which I felt was a great step upward). in part because the information came from the horse’s mouth not just through press interviews. thought the shift to active mgt in India and Latam to be interesting if not surprising.

  3. 5 Sven Behrendt September 14, 2011 at 1:22 am

    Not that it adds anything, but I agree, Victoria ….. btw. most of Africa and many Arab League members are blank on the map. So it seems for much of Southeast Asia (which appears to be strange given that a majority of ADIA’s talent, 37 per cent, comes from Asia and should be able to scout for interesting opportunities beyond China and India. No point advertising the diversity of your workforce if you don’t use it.)


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This website is a project of Professor Gordon L. Clark and Dr. Ashby Monk of the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. Their research on sovereign wealth funds is funded by the Leverhulme Trust and The Rotman International Centre for Pension Management.

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