National Fund For Hydrocarbon Reserves (Mauritania)

DEFINITION of 'National Fund For Hydrocarbon Reserves (Mauritania)'

A sovereign wealth fund administered by the Banque Centrale de Mauritanie, the central bank of Mauritania. The National Fund for Hydrocarbon Reserves is funded by revenues that the government receives from companies extracting oil, royalties and taxes that oil companies must pay in order to operate in Mauritania, and from the profits made through the fund's investment activities.

BREAKING DOWN 'National Fund For Hydrocarbon Reserves (Mauritania)'

The National Fund for Hydrocarbon Reserves was established in 2006, and seeks to create macroeconomic stability by setting aside oil and gas revenue for developmental projects. The fund's management practices are considered less transparent than those of other sovereign wealth funds.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Brunei Investment Agency

    The Brunei Investment Agency is a government-owned investment ...
  2. Hong Kong Monetary Authority Investment ...

    A sovereign wealth fund of the Government of the Hong Kong Special ...
  3. Alberta Investment Management Corporation ...

    A government-owned investment-management corporation headquartered ...
  4. Korea Investment Corporation

    The Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) is a government-owned ...
  5. Libyan Investment Authority

    The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) is a government entity ...
  6. Sovereign Wealth Fund - SWF

    Pools of money derived from a country's reserves, which are set ...
Related Articles
  1. Investing Basics

    Sovereign Wealth Funds - Friend Or Foe?

    With $5.86 trillion in assets as of September 2013, SWFs have a great deal of clout in financial markets. But as the majority of SWFs are located in the Middle East and Asia, whether these largely ...
  2. Credit & Loans

    How Countries Deal With Debt

    For many emerging economies, issuing sovereign debt is the only way to raise funds, but things can go sour quickly.
  3. Active Trading

    Oil And Gas Industry Primer

    Before jumping into this hot sector, learn how these companies make their money.
  4. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    An Introduction To Sovereign Wealth Funds

    Countries use sovereign wealth funds to stabilize their economies, but these investments can lack transparency.
  5. Personal Finance

    Investing In Emerging Market Debt

    This asset class has left much of its unstable past behind. Find out how to invest in it.
  6. Economics

    Meet OPEC, Manager Of Oil Wealth

    This organization's decisions can influence oil prices, but there is a limit to its power.
  7. Stock Analysis

    6 Risks International Stocks Face in 2016

    Learn about risk factors that can influence your investment in foreign stocks and funds, and what regions are more at-risk than others.
  8. Investing News

    Icahn's Bet on Cheniere Energy: Should You Follow?

    Investing legend Carl Icahn continues to lose money on Cheniere Energy, but he's increasing his stake. Should you follow his lead?
  9. Investing

    3 Things About International Investing and Currency

    As world monetary policy continues to diverge rocking bottom on interest rates while the Fed raises them, expect currencies to continue their bumpy ride.
  10. Investing News

    Tufts Economists: TPP Will Reduce U.S. GDP

    According to economists at Tufts University, the TPP agreement will destroy half a million jobs in the U.S. by 2025.
RELATED FAQS
  1. How do mutual funds work in India?

    Mutual funds in India work in much the same way as mutual funds in the United States. Like their American counterparts, Indian ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. Do mutual funds have CUSIP numbers?

    The Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures (CUSIP) number is a standardized identification system used ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. What is the difference between a greenfield investment and a regular investment?

    A greenfield investment is a particular type of investment where an international company begins a new operation in a foreign ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. What are the benefits for a company investing in a greenfield investment?

    Advantages of greenfield investments include increased control, the ability to form marketing partnerships and the avoidance ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. Why did China designated certain territories as special administrative regions?

    The primary reason for the People's Republic of China designating two territories as special administrative regions, or SARs, ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. What emerging markets are best positioned to benefit from growth in the utilities ...

    Emerging market economies expected to benefit the most from growth in the utilities sector include China, India, Brazil and ... Read Full Answer >>
Hot Definitions
  1. Socially Responsible Investment - SRI

    An investment that is considered socially responsible because of the nature of the business the company conducts. Common ...
  2. Presidential Election Cycle (Theory)

    A theory developed by Yale Hirsch that states that U.S. stock markets are weakest in the year following the election of a ...
  3. Super Bowl Indicator

    An indicator based on the belief that a Super Bowl win for a team from the old AFL (AFC division) foretells a decline in ...
  4. Flight To Quality

    The action of investors moving their capital away from riskier investments to the safest possible investment vehicles. This ...
  5. Discouraged Worker

    A person who is eligible for employment and is able to work, but is currently unemployed and has not attempted to find employment ...
  6. Ponzimonium

    After Bernard Madoff's $65 billion Ponzi scheme was revealed, many new (smaller-scale) Ponzi schemers became exposed. Ponzimonium ...
Trading Center