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About the Qatar Investment Authority


Banca Intesa Sanpaolo Fined $235M Even As It Helps QIA Buy Rosneft Shares

Posted: August 22nd, 2017

Previously, we detailed how the QIA purchased part of a 19.5% ownership interest in a Russian state-owned oil company called Rosneft for $11 billion in December 2016. That 19.5% stake was purchased with a EUR 5.2 billion loan from an Italian bank called Banca Intesa Sanpaolo, which was recently fined $235 million by the New York State Department of Financial Services.…


Tagged: More On Qatar - About the QIA, More on Qatar - Russia Investments

QIA Invests in Russian State-Owned Oil Firm Rosneft (part 3)

Posted: August 17th, 2017

QIA and the Qatari royalty who control it have made a series of other high-profile deals of late. Most notably, Douglas Emmett’s financing partner recently purchased part of a 19.5% stake of the Russian state-owned oil company called Rosneft for $11 billion. In part 3 of our series we explain how the acquisition involved UK corporate entities that ultimately lead to the Cayman Islands. Primary documents included…


Tagged: More on Qatar - Al Thani Family, More On Qatar - About the QIA, More on Qatar - Offshore Assets, More on Qatar - Russia Investments

QIA Invests in Russian State-Owned Oil Firm Rosneft (part 2)

Posted: August 15th, 2017

QIA and the Qatari royalty who control it have made a series of other high-profile deals of late. Most notably, Douglas Emmett’s financing partner recently purchased part of a 19.5% stake of the Russian state-owned oil company called Rosneft for $11 billion. In part 2 of our series we will reveal how Singaporean primary records shed light on Russian and Italian financing for the acquisition…


Tagged: More On Qatar - About the QIA, More on Qatar - Offshore Assets, More on Qatar - Russia Investments

QIA Invests in Russian State-Owned Oil Firm Rosneft (part 1)

Posted: August 14th, 2017

QIA and the Qatari royalty who control it have made a series of other high-profile deals of late. Most notably, Douglas Emmett’s financing partner recently purchased part of a 19.5% stake of the Russian state-owned oil company called Rosneft for $11 billion. In part 1 of our series we will look at the public terms of the deal and then turn our attention to what Singaporean primary records reveal.…


Tagged: More On Qatar - About the QIA, More on Qatar - Offshore Assets, More on Qatar - Russia Investments

Sheikh Hamad (“HBJ”) Still Linked to QIA Assets—Constellation Hotels

Posted: August 7th, 2017

Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani (HBJ) presided over the Qatar Investment Authority as its CEO from 2005 to 2013. Despite stepping down from his position in 2013, HBJ remains linked to QIA assets through a series of connections that often blur the distinction between the Qatari state and the Al Thani royal family. Today we will look at Constellation Holdings, a hotel holding company with €6.8 billion in assets…


Tagged: More on Qatar - Al Thani Family, More On Qatar - About the QIA, More on Qatar - Offshore Assets

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