Tamim Hamad Al Kawari (pictured), the CEO of QINVEST, Qatar’s leading private investment group and one of the region’s most prominent Islamic financial institutions, was named ‘Gamechanger of the Year’ in the Middle East and Africa category at the ACQ5 Global Awards 2018. The group also received awards for ‘Asset Management Advisory Firm of the Year’ in the Middle East & Africa and in Qatar, and ‘Sharia-compliant Advisory Firm of the Year’ in Qatar.
The Financial Sector Office (FSO) of the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), one of the world's leading and fastest growing onshore business and financial centres, and the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority (QFCRA) successfully held an Asset Management roundtable to discuss a number of key issues in the financial sector.
QINVEST, Qatar's leading private investment group and one of the region’s most prominent Islamic financial institutions, today announced that it has been named Best Investment Bank in Qatar at the Euromoney Middle East Awards for Excellence.
QINVEST, Qatar's leading private investment group and one of the region’s most prominent Islamic financial institutions, today announced its half yearly results for 2018. Revenues from all business lines amounted to QAR 148.1 million (US$ 40.7 million), resulting in operating profit of QAR 54.9 million (US$ 15.1 million) and net profit attributable to shareholders of QAR 9.1 million (US$ 2.5 million). The group’s global assets stood at QAR 4,465 million (US$ 1,227 million) as of 30 June 2018.
- QINVEST has now recorded US$ 858 million of completed exits across 24 transactions and funds with a weighted realized cash IRR of 15.5%.
- Revenues of QAR 73.1 million and operating profit of QAR 25.4 million
- Strong liquidity position, diversified investment activity and global assets
“We have witnessed increased interest in the investment banking industry from a diverse range of students.” said Pascale Al Sabbagh, Assistant Vice President - Human Resources, QINVEST. “Several visitors to our stand stressed that the growing investor demand for more innovative, income-generating and Sharia’a compliant products has allowed students to venture into job opportunities offered by investment banks” added Al Sabbagh.
Global Finance Magazine, by DARREN STUBING
As Qatar diversifies its economy away from oil revenues, QInvest CEO Tamim Al-Kawari says it sees strong growth potential across a range of industry sectors ranging from healthcare, agriculture and education to industrials.
- Revenues of QAR 369 million and Operating profit of QAR 177 million - Strong liquidity position, diversified investment activity and global assets
By Gulf Times
The Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) recently organised a congratulatory event for the first cohort of senior Qatari executives in its pioneering ‘Future CEO’ (FCEO) programme.
Investment services company “Qatar Investment Company” is not part of the QFC and is not regulated by the QFC Regulatory Authority
- With more than 200 attendees at the campus of The College of Business & Economics at Qatar University
This article was first published in Islamic Finance News on the 4th October 2017. For more information, please visit www.islamicfinancenews.com.
One of the biggest trends in recent years has been the exponential rise of ‘ethical’ investing — and its concurrent conflation, in the Islamic industry, with Shariah compliant finance. But while there may be many similarities, the two are not the same — and linking them can offer a misleading appearance to what are in reality two very different approaches to investing. Here at IFN, we think it is vital for the continued health and independence of the industry to draw a much-needed line in the sand.
By ASIF IQBAL, Qatar Tribune
THE unjust blockade imposed on Qatar by the Saudi-led bloc has failed to make any dent on the aspirations of Qatari companies to acquire overseas firms and rescuing them from insolvency. Since the blockade began three months ago, a couple of firms have successfully closed deals abroad, demonstrating the robustness of Qatari businesses.