Saudi PIF Buys Shares in Alphabet, Zoom and Microsoft in US Buying Spree

DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s Public Funding Fund (PIF) bought shares in Alphabet, Zoom Video and Microsoft as part of a wider determine of US shares, bringing the sovereign wealth fund’s second-quarter investments to about $40.8 billion.

The PIF acquired 213,000 class A shares in Alphabet, 4.7 million class A shares in Zoom and 1.8 million shares in Microsoft, a US Securities and Change Payment submitting confirmed.

It moreover acquired shares in JPMorgan and BlackRock, searching for 3.9 million shares and 741,693 shares respectively.

The fund bought 6.3 million shares in Starbucks, and added completely different shares along with Adobe Packages, Superior Micro Devices, Salesforce, Residence Depot, Costco, Freeport-McMoRan, Datadog and NextEra Vitality.

The PIF, which manages $620 billion in property, is on the center of Saudi Arabia’s plans to rework the financial system by creating new sectors and diversifying revenues away from oil.

The PIF is pursuing a two-pronged approach, establishing a worldwide portfolio of investments whereas moreover investing domestically in duties that may help to cut back Saudi Arabia’s reliance on oil.

(Reporting by Hadeel Al Sayegh; Modifying by David Goodman)

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