Kuwait Investment Authority

The Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) is the oldest sovereign wealth fund in the world. KIA traces its roots to the Kuwait Investment Board, which was established in 1953, eight years before Kuwait’s independence in 1961. In 1982, KIA was created as an autonomous governmental body responsible for the management of the assets of the country.

Throughout its history, KIA has been a stable and responsible shareholder and owner and pursues corporate governance activities based on industry best practices and the highest international standards of shareholder responsibility.