Bahrain Plans A Spending Spree For 2016
In a quest for diversification, Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund plans to invest over $400M this year in international deals—up from last year’s $335M.
The fund, known as Mumtalakat, saw a 70% drop in profits last year—much like the world's largest sovereign fund, Bloomberg reports.
“Everybody knows 2015 was a very challenging year, so in that context we had a good performance,” Mumtalakat CEO Mahmood Al Kooheji says. “We achieved profitability for a third year in a row, so we are happy with it. We could have been happier, but it’s a good result given the background.”