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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

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

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

Posted: August 3rd, 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 Harrods luxury department store, acquired for $2.3 billion…


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

Qatar and the Al Thani Royal Family

Posted: July 24th, 2017

Qatar is a hereditary monarchy and has been ruled by the royal family of Al Thani since the early 19th century. The ruling monarch is called the Emir. The CIA World Factbook classifies Qatar as an “absolute monarchy” although The State Department as called it a “constitutional monarchy”…


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Introducing Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani (“HBJ”)

Posted: July 24th, 2017

Born in 1959, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber bin Mohammed bin Thani Al Thani—commonly known by his initials “HBJ”—is a leading member of the royal family. He served as Foreign Minister from 1992 to 2013, and Prime Minister from 2007 to 2013. He also presided over the Qatar Investment Authority sovereign wealth fund as its CEO from 2005 to 2013. HBJ’s cousin, the former emir of Qatar, famously described HBJ: “I may run this country, but he owns it”…


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

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