ADIA carries out its investment programme independently and without reference to the Government of Abu Dhabi or other entities that also invest funds on the Government’s behalf.
ADIA is not involved with nor has any visibility on matters relating to the spending requirements of the Government, nor are ADIA’s assets classified as international reserves.
Source of funds
The Government of Abu Dhabi provides funds to ADIA on a periodic basis that are surplus to its budgetary requirements and other funding commitments.
General approach to withdrawals
ADIA is required to make available to the Government of Abu Dhabi, as needed, the financial resources to secure and maintain the future welfare of the Emirate. In practice, such withdrawals have occurred infrequently and usually during periods of extreme or prolonged weakness in commodity prices.
We manage our portfolio in such a way as to ensure it holds a sufficient level of short-term liquidity to meet anticipated funding requests from the Government, thus minimising the need to liquidate other investments.