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Harness the Power of Our Extensive Capabilities to Drive Your Success

As the world’s largest custodian of sovereign institution assets, we understand many of your distinctive challenges, whether they relate to central banks, sovereign wealth funds or national pension plans. We design risk-efficient solutions for each institution, leveraging our full-service investment services capabilities.


As a market leader we are driving innovation to suit the evolving demands of our clients, through new asset classes and technology and by transforming data into insight. Asset safety is at the forefront of all we do, and it drives our commitment to managing operational risk and providing best-in-class performance analysis and attribution.

Sovereign Institutions

Our outcome-oriented solutions draw on expertise across:

  • Specialized Fixed Income & Credit

  • Global Equities

  • Alternatives in Liquid & Illiquid Forms

  • Cash & Currency Management

  • Global Tactical Asset Allocation

  • Liquidity Management

  • Liability Management

  • Tail Risk Management

How We Partner with Clients

We help sovereign institutions navigate shifting dynamics that impact both their existing asset allocations and long-term investment strategies. Our global network and longstanding relationships allow us to identify relevant market trends and provide thoughtful, timely and innovative solutions.

We have partnered with many of the sovereign institutions across the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa to help them achieve their investment objectives through customized solutions and strategic advice.


We take a holistic view of each institution’s investment objectives and aim to provide tailored solutions across strategies ranging from portfolio management to advisory and strategic partnerships.

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Sovereign Wealth Funds

Aura’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 Aura 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.

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Survey: Saudi consumer sentiment during the coronavirus crisis

In KSA, a smaller proportion of consumers saw a decline in income and savings, but more than half continue to report a decline. The effect is seen in spending patterns and new habits adopted by consumers.

Category spending indicates that consumers are stocking up in anticipation of the country’s upcoming tax increase on July 1, 2020. Consumers are not yet fully comfortable going back to “regular” out-of-home activities and are waiting for milestones beyond government lifting restrictions to return to normal patterns. Thus, they have started adopting new digital and low-touch activities, including grocery delivery.

These exhibits are based on survey data collected in KSA from June 16–18, 2020. Check back for regular updates on KSA consumer sentiments, behaviors, income, spending, and expectations.

Public & Social Sector

Improving the lives of citizens worldwide by helping solve the most pressing economic and social challenges

Public and social sector organizations are key to societal and economic progress and well being. We work with social sector and government organizations to deliver Change that Matters to citizens, driving transformations that have a significant, positive impact on society. By combining a highly collaborative working model with insights from our globally recognized research centers, we provide an approach tailored to each client’s needs.

Our work spans multiple sectors and functions, including digital and analytics, operations, organization, and strategy. We work end-to-end—from diagnosis to delivery of lasting impact—together generating tangible results that are improving the lives of millions worldwide.

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