Qatar’s leading Investment Bank, QInvest, won the Global Finance “Best Up-and-Comer” investment bank global award. The Awards Ceremony for all winners took place on September 26, 2011 at The National Press Club in Washington D.C. during the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
In its selection of the World’s Best Investment Banks in 2011, Global Finance editors, with input from industry experts, looked at market share, number and size of deals, service and advice, structuring capabilities, distribution network, efforts to address market conditions, innovation, pricing, after-market performance of underwritings and market reputation. Deals announced or completed in 2010 were considered.
“The investment banking industry has changed as a result of the financial crisis,” said Global Finance publisher Joseph D. Giarraputo. “The best institutions are those that have a business model focused on customer needs.”
QInvest was honored exclusively the “Best Up-and-Comer” investment bank as one of the six global awards won by:
• Best Investment Bank, Morgan Stanley
• Best Equity Bank, Morgan Stanley
• Best Debt Bank, Barclays Capital
• Best M&A Bank, Morgan Stanley
• Best Up-and-Comer Bank, QInvest
• Most Creative Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
“QInvest is delighted to be recognized by Global Finance for the global award of ‘Best Up-and-Comer’ investment bank as well as the country award for ‘Best Investment Bank’ in Qatar. We are committed to continually offering innovative financial solutions which deliver high quality products and services to clients covering advisory, financing and investment activities. This award is a significant achievement for the experienced and talented team we have assembled at QInvest. It demonstrates our progress in the past few years positioning us for solid future growth.” commented Shahzad Shahbaz, CEO of QInvest