• For the second consecutive year top graduates from Paris Dauphine
University visited Qatar in early May
• Meetings and presentations were arranged with QInvest and other
pre-eminent Islamic financial institutions
QInvest, Qatar's leading investment bank and one of the most prominent Islamic financial institutions globally, is pleased to announce that for the second, consecutive year it was part of a select group of Islamic financial institutions chosen to host graduates of the Executive Master’s Program in Islamic Finance at Paris Dauphine University, as part of their 2015 International Academic visit to Qatar.
The graduates had the opportunity to meet senior professionals at QInvest and listen to presentations by Dr Ataf Ahmed, Head of Asset Management; Charles .T. Auniac, Director Real Estate Investment & Advisory; Sebastien Clement, Sharia'a Auditor, and Bernard Barbour, Head of Legal & Sharia'a Affairs.
They also met with other senior members including Essa Saud Al-Kawari, Head of Government & Community Relations and Administration Affairs.
Tamim Hamad Al-Kawari, Chief Executive Officer of QInvest, said:
“QInvest is honoured to have been involved again with the International Academic Visit from Paris Dauphine University. Welcoming this group of international graduates enables us to strengthen the ties between QInvest and the international academic world and to increase awareness of Islamic finance and its growing importance in the region and beyond.”
“QInvest is ideally placed to nurture the growth of the global Islamic finance industry and to act as a gateway for investors looking to access the region’s fast growing dynamic economy.” Al-Kawari added.
Commenting on the visit Merbouh Kader, Director of the Executive Master of Islamic Finance at Paris Dauphine University, said:
“We were delighted to be welcomed back to QInvest. For this year’s graduates it was an excellent opportunity to meet the senior team at QInvest, to learn from their deep expertise across the Islamic Finance sector and to enhance their understanding of the developments across the industry in the GCC region.”
Taking place from 26th April until 9thMay 2015, the Paris Dauphine University International Academic Visit comprised of 18 students. They visited countries across the Middle East including [Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain)
QInvest recently published its financial results for the first quarter of 2015. It reported strong performance across its three core business lines – Investment Banking, Principal Investments and Asset Management – with an increase in revenues by 27% and net profit rising 57%. QInvest continues to focus on strengthening its brand to maintain its position as the leading investment bank in Qatar and one of the word’s prominent Islamic financial institutions. Since the beginning of the year, the Bank has been awarded a number of prestigious awards since the beginning of the year including:
• Islamic Finance News Awards 2014, Qatar Deal of the Year for QInvest’s role in assisting
the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg with its debut €200 million Euro-denominated Sukuk
• Global Banking & Finance Awards 2015, Best Islamic Fund Management Company in the
Middle East & Qatar, and Best Islamic Asset Management Company in the Middle East &
• The World Union of Arab Bankers, Best Investment Bank in Qatar
• The Asset Triple A Awards, Best Investment Bank, Sukuk House of the Year and
Best Asset Management House of the Year in Qatar; and Best Deal for Luxembourg
for QInvest’s role in assisting the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg with its debut €200
million Euro-denominated Sukuk