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Sovereign Wealth Funds

McKinsey’s Sovereign Wealth Funds group, part of our global Private Equity and Principal Investors Practice, serves many of the leading sovereign funds in the Middle East—with collective assets under management of over $1.3 trillion. We advise all types of sovereign investors, including reserve funds, savings funds, strategic owners and government holding companies.

Working with governments in the Middle East and elsewhere, we have helped establish several major sovereign wealth funds, including defining their mandates, objectives, governance, organization and investment strategies. We also help existing funds improve their performance on critical dimensions—including reviewing their mandates, actively managing their portfolios, embedding best practices in institutional investing, and driving performance enhancement across their holdings.

We are not investment advisers. Rather, we offer sovereign investors a broad range of consulting services to improve their overall performance—including strategy, organization design, operational improvement, corporate finance and due diligence, marketing and sales, risk, and business technology. We also help state-owned entities define and implement far-reaching performance transformation programmes, and shape strategies to help funds manage their international and domestic stakeholders.

Our client work is backed by a global practice group of over 200 highly experienced McKinsey partners, as well as dedicated experts on all aspects of sovereign investing. We have a comprehensive repository of leading-edge knowledge on sovereign investing—including a proprietary sovereign wealth funds database covering the investment strategies and activities of dozens of entities.