Financial investments


  • The Higher Education Fund (HEF), operates as a pooled investment vehicle that enhances the diversification of sources of income for universities, in addition to the reduction of correlation between the spending of education sector and economic cycles.
  • HEF works with the Investment Committee to determine short, medium and long-term investment objectives after taking into consideration inflation rate, expected cash flows, risk tolerance in addition to the universities funding needs.
  • To achieve these objectives, HEF invests in a multi-asset class portfolio in both local and global markets, which are managed either directly or through external investment managers.
  • The Investment opportunities are screened and analyzed in a dynamic manner, this process includes studying the related markets and sectors, and conducting the due diligence check.

Real estate investments


In our investments, we depend on the principles of continuous business development, diversification and geographical expansion on the long term. Thus, the real estate investment activities expanded in the real estate market to include different investment of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s regions. 


HEF has a number of diverse investments in the real estate, hotels and commercial projects in the most successful sectors, for example; 

The real estate projects continued to seize the greater part of the market performance. On the long term, concurrently with the National Transformation Plan and 2030 Vision for stimulation of the broader economic system and for implementation of initiatives that participate in the real estate market development, HEF, through its real estate projects and investments, achieved a stabilized investment portfolio that seeks to achieve the best investment return, increase the long term revenues, reduce risks and benefit from the real estate investment opportunities available in the market. 


Thanks to God! HEF moves – under direction of the rational leadership – with a strong and distinctive pace based on strong strategies of investment, achievement of revenues on the long term, raising cash flows with high efficiency and effectively managing the assets to reach the highest levels of performance and revenues while ensuring the best degree of protection from risks according to the orientations of the government and KSA 2030 Vision. 



Investment in the Future 


HEF succeeded in creating a long term investment portfolio via a diverse set of real estate, hotel and commercial investments. The investments varied according to the investment methodology and policies approved by the management to form long term investments with an annually increasing revenues while protecting the investments from risks. 


The investment resolutions are the outcome of intensive researches, specialized committees and accurate studies for all aspects of the activities to be invested in; including the financial resources, growth prospects and management that is effective in looking for the best financial revenues of the investment.