QInvest, Qatar's leading investment bank, has been internationally recognized as Best Sukuk Structuring House in Qatar at the UK's 7th Annual Sukuk Summit 2013, the industry's leading event. The panel of judges, made up of respected industry experts from across the GCC, Europe and the South East Asia, selected QInvest based on its role as joint lead manager and bookrunner for the US$ 750 million Sukuk issuance for Qatar Islamic Bank and for the US$ 4 billion Sukuk issuance for the State of Qatar.
Commenting on this achievement, Mr Tamim Hamad Al-Kawari, Chief Executive Officer QInvest, said: We are proud to have achieved such recognition for our capabilities in Sukuk structuring amongst the industry's leading experts. This award reflects the efforts of our experienced and talented team of investment bankers who are focused on delivering a wide range of high quality Sharia'a compliant solutions covering the advisory, financing and investment needs of our clients. It is also a testament to the progress we have achieved and the future growth we are targeting.
Summit Director Mr. Nasr-Eldin Ayoub-Bey said: The investment banks that are at the forefront of the Sukuk market are entirely focused on providing tailored Sharia'a compliant solutions to their clients. The panel of judges chose QInvest based on its expertise in Sukuk structuring as demonstrated in its roles on the Sukuk issuances for Qatar Islamic Bank and the State of Qatar. QInvest also has a clear strategy in place to benefit from the growth characteristics of the Islamic Finance market going forward and has an excellent team in place to structure and execute solutions for a broad range of clients across the region.
The UK's 7th Annual Sukuk Summit 2013 is the premier industry event and has over the years recognised outstanding achievement and excellence in Islamic Financial Services, Sukuk and Islamic Capital Market products.
Among participants and attendees were The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Qatar Central Bank Governor & Qatar Financial Centre Chairman, CEO of the International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation, Chairman & CEO of Istanbul Borsası (Istanbul Stock Exchange), and other practitioners from Asia, South East Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.