Investing for growth
Qatar has been one of the world’s fastest growing economies over the last decade, with real GDP growing at a CAGR of 14.4% from 2005 to 2013. Although these stellar growth rates are expected to moderate somewhat going forward, as gas and condensate production capacity targets have been achieved, economic prospects remain strong, with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasting further real GDP growth of 6.5% in 2014 and accelerating to 7.7% in 2015, particularly underpinned by the strength of the non-hydrocarbon sector.
Qatar Investment Fund (‘QIF’ or ‘The Company’) conducts its affairs so that its shares can be recommended by independent financial advisers (‘IFAs’) to retail private investors.
The Qatar Exchange is growing fast and will soon be elevated to Emerging Market - from Frontier Market - status by MSCI which will widen the number of potential investors for the fund.