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  • Real estate investment: Sidra Capital

    A shariah-compliant alternative asset manager specializing in real estate that continues to push its business boundaries

  • Asset Manager UAE: Union National Bank

    Union National Bank’s (UNB) funds continued to perform strongly in 2014 – despite volatility in the markets

  • Asset Manager Saudi Arabia: Al Rajhi Capital

    Al Rajhi launched a number of new initiatives in the past year – notably its sukuk and IPO funds

  • Derivatives provider: HSBC

    With a well-balanced client mix consisting of 50% corporate and 50% financial institutions and governments, the bank was well placed to recycle risk

  • ETF provider: Falcom Financial Services

    Falcom is an ETF pioneer in the Middle East – a market that is expected to rocket in the next year

  • Asset Manager Turkey: Yapi Kredi Asset Management

    As of December 30, 2014, Yapi Kredi Asset Management managed assets totaling TL12.5bn ($5.4bn) with an 18% market share in mutual funds and 14.6% in pension funds

  • Asset Manager/Broker Palestine: Al Wasata Securities

    Al Wasata was ranked number one in terms of new investor acquisition, with a share of 26% of total investors in the local market

  • Fintech vendor: NASDAQ OMX

    NASDAQ continues to lead the pack in exchange technology

  • Asset Manager Lebanon: Blominvest

    Blominvest Bank’s asset management has grown from being a local player with two funds to becoming a regional competitor with 10 funds projected to reach $750m by end of 2015

  • Fund administrator: Deutsche Bank

    The bank has expanded its administration capabilities by automating multiple processes

  • Asset Manager Bahrain: GIB UK Asset Management

    GIB UK’s efforts include the development of its Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund (EMOF) which, according to the firm, is the best expression of its alpha generating capability

  • Transition manager: Citi

    Citi has a growing Middle East transition management footprint and last year helped several clients in transition their portfolios from external managers to in-house management

  • Asset Manager Egypt: CI Capital

    Firsts are not new to CI. It was the first institutionalized asset management firm in Egypt. It introduced Egypt’s first one-year open-ended capital-protected fund and launched Egypt’s first shariah-compliant money market fund

  • Asset Manager Qatar: QNB

    QNB’s funds have successfully been able to outperform all the markets it operates in

  • Equity research provider: Mubasher Financial Services

    The firm provides some of the most comprehensive technical and funds research along with customized and third party research

  • Asset Manager Kuwait: NBK Capital

    NBK’s MENA equities funds managed to achieve exceptional relative returns during 2014

  • Law firm: Simmons& Simmons

    The firm continues to innovate and is focused on developing the framework for an innovative T+3 to T+2 bridging service with a view towards financing equity transactions

  • Infrastructure investment: The Investor for Securities

    The company has built a significant footprint in the infrastructure development industry, by introducing new and innovative business models, co-development concepts and multi-stages development strategies

  • Asset Manager Jordan: AB Invest

    Since inception AB Invest’s flagship funds have consistently outperformed benchmarks

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