Our investment portfolio is a diversified mix of public and private equities, real estate, fixed-income securities, and other specialized assets.
We consider and then execute investments through a set of disciplined principles and clearly defined criteria with iterative reviews. We have a unique one-team culture and one-firm approach.
Investments in listed companies remain the largest portion of the Group’s overall portfolio. While historically The Olayan Group was known for concentrating its public investments in large financial institutions, today we invest in companies big and small across diverse sectors.
Our interest in private equity and real estate has grown meaningfully in recent years. We take private equity positions both directly and as a limited partner with leading firms that have a track record of stability and excellence.
Our fixed income portfolio is global and spread across asset classes to take advantage of opportunities in that space.
In the wake of the financial crisis that began in 2007, the Group capitalized on opportunities to invest directly in a number of world-class real estate assets. Today these holdings include 550 Madison Avenue in New York City (formerly known as the Sony Building); the Knightsbridge Estate in central London; a portfolio of prime office, retail, and residential assets in Paris’s prestigious 8th Arrondissement; the Hotel Ritz in Madrid; and Al-Bustan Village, a prestigious residential, educational, and recreational community in Riyadh that the Group developed from scratch. These investments capitalize on long-term value growth while securing a cash flow that is sizeable and growing.