The Center for Islamic Economics and Finance (CIEF), part of the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS) of Hamad bin Khalifa University, recently organised a successful symposium on "Sukuk from Economic, Legal, Practical and Shariah Perspectives". Over 180 people attended the symposium, which was opened by Dr Hatem El-Karanshawy, the founding Dean of QFIS. Dr El-Karanshawy introduced the speakers and talked about the importance of the symposium and the different themes.
QInvest, Qatar’s leading Investment Bank and one of the most prominent Islamic financial institutions in the world, won the Global Finance “Best Islamic Fund Manager” award. The Awards Ceremony for all winners took place on October 12, 2013 at The National Press Club in Washington DC.
By Dinesh Nair, Reuters
• QInvest to concentrate on three core lines - CEO
• Seeks to provide access to Qatar capital
• No urgent need to do acquisitions
• To work more closely with shareholder Qatar Islamic Bank
• Streamlining discontinues some business lines
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.
QInvest, Qatar’s leading investment bank, is pleased to announce the inclusion of the QInvest Managed Account Platform (QMAP) funds to The Global Fund Platform of top 10 global custodian and asset servicer RBC Investor & Treasury Services.
QMAP, launched by QInvest in the first quarter of 2013, is the world's first open architecture Sharia'a compliant managed account fund platform, which brings the capabilities of some of the best managers in the world to investors, who would like to adhere to the principles of Sharia'a.
Qatar's Leading Investment Bank, QInvest, has been recognized as Qatar's Best Investment Bank in Euromoney's 2012 awards for Excellence.
The awards, one of the most prestigious in the financial sector globally, were announced at a dinner attended by a consortium of industry professionals in Shangri la Hotel in Dubai, UAE.
Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Company is pleased to announce the launch of a SAR 2.8 billion (US$ 750 million) International Islamic Sukuk Programme, in multiple tranches over a twelve month period. The order book for the first tranche was opened on Monday, 20 May 2013 and closed yesterday afternoon, 21 May 2015.
The first tranche received significant interest from international and regional market participants with oversubscription of more than 3.7 times of the amount issued, with overall order book crossing the SAR 6 billion (US$ 1,6 billion).
Business as usual as both firms look to separate avenues for value creation going forward
EFG Hermes, the leading investment bank in the Arab world, and QInvest, Qatar’s leading investment bank, announced today that the long-stop date for the satisfaction of the conditions precedent for their joint venture agreement to proceed had been reached without receiving the necessary regulatory approvals from the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA). As a result of the long stop date being reached, the joint venture agreement will automatically terminate.
Interview with Dr Ataf Ahmed, QInvest’s Head of Global Investment products, By Reuters
QInvest, Qatar’s leading investment bank, announced the launch of the QInvest Managed Account Platform (QMAP). QMAP is the world’s first open architecture Sharia’a compliant managed account platform and provides investors with the opportunity to select from a range of high quality funds that are managed by top tier professional teams.
QMAP brings the capabilities of some of the best managers in the world to investors, who would like to adhere to the principles of Sharia’a, through an institutional standard infrastructure.
Qatar's leading investment bank, QInvest, announced the appointment of Mr. Nasser Abdullah Al Mahmoud as Director with the Investment Banking team.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Tamim Hamad Al-Kawari, QInvest's CEO, said: We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Nasser to our investment banking team. His experience and knowledge will strengthen our capabilities in the investment banking capacity.
QInvest, Qatar’s leading investment bank, announced that it has won the Islamic Finance News “Qatar Deal of the Year” for the State of Qatar US$4 billion Dual Tranche Sukuk as Joint Lead Manager and Bookrunner. This is the largest U.S. dollar-denominated sukuk ever, attracting a massive order book of over US$ 25 billion.
- QInvest acted as sole Financial Advisor and Debt Arranger for the transaction
- The transaction was funded by Aareal Bank and Qatar National Bank
- The transaction will see Constellation injecting circa US$ 140 million for refurbishment
Constellation appointed QInvest, Qatar’s leading investment bank, as sole financial advisor and debt arranger for the US$ 950 million acquisition of four French assets.
The transaction was funded by Aareal Bank and Qatar National Bank.
Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, led a consortium of investors advised by QInvest LLC, Qatar’s leading investment bank, for the acquisition of a strategic stake in 360Buy Jingdong Inc. for the value of SR1.5 Billion. The investment by KHC in this deal was approximately SR470 Million.