*As at 31st December 2019
Based in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), we offer both conventional and Shari'a compliant funds. The funds we manage are domiciled in Jersey (regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission), Luxembourg (regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier) and in Cayman Islands (regulated by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority).
Emirates NBD Asset Management is the 100%-owned subsidiary of Emirates NBD Bank PJSC, thereby benefitting from close links to one of the largest banks in the MENA region. However, as an independent asset management arm of the bank, the company retains a degree of independence with its own board of directors, investment policies and regulatory oversight.Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) Jersey Financial Services Commission Luxembourg Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier Cayman Islands Monetary Authority
Our team of portfolio managers is committed to providing a wide range of products, covering different geographies and the full spectrum of asset classes. Our bespoke offering is designed to suit each client's individual objectives and risk appetites. We provide these investment services through our in-house capabilities for regional markets and by developing best-of-breed partnerships for international opportunities. Our investment solutions can be provided on either a Shari'a compliant or conventional basis and in the shape of mutual funds or segregated mandates, on a discretionary or non-discretionary basis.
Our fund managers will create a customized investment solution for you, keeping in mind your risk return appetite and requirements. An upfront discussion to understand the client's needs will help to drive the choice of asset classes leading to a set of mutually agreed guidelines. The fund manager will then exercise their discretion to meet the portfolio's return objectives while providing regular updates to the client.
In this type of arrangement the client has a greater degree of participation in the ongoing management of their investments. In such cases we will regularly contact the client to discuss investment matters before agreeing on next steps, with no transactions being conducted without the client's express approval. Responsibility for the portfolio and decision making thereby remains with the client.
We offer clients a range of managed Jersey and Luxembourg domiciled funds, across asset classes, geographies and varying risk profiles. Our fund range covers the following asset classes:
In Q1 2017 Emirates NBD Asset Management completed the successful restructuring and IPO of its Shari'a compliant real estate fund into a listed REIT. The shares of this vehicle are traded on Nasdaq Dubai, under the ticker ENBDREIT.
Suvo is a distinguished retail banking professional with over 30 years of multi-functional experience with five leading financial institutions and in multiple geographies across Middle East and Africa. Currently, he is the Senior Executive Vice President and Group Head of the Retail Banking, Private Banking and Wealth Management businesses of Emirates NBD, the largest bank by customer base and brand value in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He is also the executive chairman of two of the Bank's key subsidiaries: ENBD Asset Management, the largest asset management company in the UAE and ENBD Securities, one of the leading brokerage houses in the country.
Earlier in his career, Suvo has worked with three multi-national banks - Standard Chartered, ANZ Grindlays and Citibank NA, and two regional banks - National Bank of Dubai and National Bank of Abu Dhabi. In 2015, Suvo was recognized with the Asian Banker Retail Banker of the Year for the Middle East award.
Suvo is well regarded as a thought leader in the banking industry. He is published across several regional and international publications and is often invited to provide expert commentary on broadcast television and business radio in the UAE. With an established reputation as an innovator, Suvo publishes a monthly 'Voice of Innovation' column on trends and changing paradigms in banking. He also serves on the advisory boards of two leading educational institutions, Abu Dhabi University and GEMS Modern Academy.
Mr. Khwaja has served as Group Treasurer of Emirates NBD since September 2012. With more than 20 years of experience in Treasury and Global Markets, working across multiple geographies, he has developed a successful track record in leading high-performing teams to achieve and exceed ambitious organizational objectives.
Prior to joining Emirates NBD, he was Regional Treasurer for Emerging Markets/Africa with Barclays Bank Plc, during which time he also served as Chairman of Barclays' regional Asset and Liability Management Committee (ALCO). His previous roles included Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income Currency and Commodities in Citigroup's Central and Eastern European division, Group Treasurer for Saudi Hollandi (ABN AMRO) Bank in Saudi Arabia, Managing Director of Treasury for ABN AMRO/K&H Bank in Hungary, General Manager of Treasury for ABN AMRO in Romania, as well as Country Treasurer for Citibank NA in Pakistan.
Mr. Khwaja holds an MBA (gold medalist) from Institute of Business Administration in Karachi, Pakistan.
Mr. Al Shehi is the Deputy Director General at the Government of Dubai's Department of Finance, a position which he has held since February 2006. In this role, Mr. Al Shehi provides oversight for the planning, organization, direct accounting and treasury of the Department of Finance. He also works closely with other management to establish the funding strategy and maintain availability of resources, as well as working with the Front Directors to define and achieve departmental goals and objectives.
Mr. Al Shehi began his professional career in 1990, as a Financial Analyst at the Banking Supervision Department at the Central Bank of U.A.E. in Abu Dhabi. In 1993, he joined DEWA and to the position of Senior Manager of Finance.
Aside from his position as Deputy Director General, Mr. Al Shehi is Secretary to the Supreme Fiscal Committee (SFC). In June 2011, he was nominated to serve on the Board of Directors of Dubai Real Estate Corporation (Government of Dubai) and Emirates NBD Bank.
Mr. Al Shehi holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from Zayed University, UAE. He is a member of the American Academy of Financial Management, Master Financial Professional, the UAE Accountants & Auditors Association, and the Economic Development Committee - Sectoral Committee at the Executive Board of the Executive Council.
Mr. Ahmed Al Qassim is Group Head / Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking. He is responsible for corporate and institutional coverage across UAE and international branches and in leading the product development and implementation for trade, cash, Investment banking, Islamic products and lending. He has a mandate in enhancing digital adoption, customer experience and the use of AI in the business.
Ahmed has extensive experience in investment banking and structured finance, working for leading local and international investment companies. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Emirates NBD Capital Ltd (EMCAP), The CEO of Dubai Group, a Dubai Holding entity, and member of the Board of Bank Muscat, Shuaa Capital, EFG-Hermes and Sun Hung Kai. Ahmed has previously held senior roles at General Electric and Mubadala - GE Capital.
In his tenure as GM Corporate Banking at Emirates NBD and previously as CEO of EMCAP, Ahmed was able to transform the units, building on the capabilities and creating synergies in cross-functional teams. He inculcated the principles of risk management while remaining relevant to the client.
Having started his career as an engineer at the 14th largest mobile network operator in the world, he completed his MBA from University of Victoria in Canada.
Mr.Maurice Gravier is Chief Investment Officer, Wealth Management at Emirates NBD, responsible for providing Emirates NBD's private banking and retail clientele with comprehensive financial advisory and valuable guidance on investment strategies.
Gravier started his investment career at Natixis Asset Management in 1999 as Portfolio Manager before being appointed Managing Director and CIO of the Active Equity franchise in 2007, overseeing US$ 25bn of client assets, gaining recognition from international consultants and institutions and strong ratings from Lipper, S&P and Citywire.
Gravier's vast 20-year experience in wealth management also includes leading positions in global financial institutions including Lombard Odier Private Banking in Switzerland, where he was head of equity portfolio management and strategy.
Gravier was most recently Executive Director for investments at UAE-based family investment office, Majid Al Futtaim Trust. Gravier is a French national with a Masters in Management from ESCP Europe in Paris.
Fahad Al Qassim is Chief Executive Officer of Emirates NBD Capital, responsible for overseeing syndicated loans, structured finance, debt and equity capital markets and advisory businesses with a mandate to drive the growth of the Group's Investment Banking franchise. Fahad has extensive experience in the investment banking, government and commercial sectors. He was previously Managing Director and Head of Principal Investments at Waha Capital, prior to which he was Head of Executive Council Projects for The Executive Council of the Government of Dubai, having worked in the Investment Banking Division of Dubai Islamic Bank.
Dr. Al Nashmi is a professor of Shari'a and Islamic Studies at Kuwait University. He is a member and representative of Kuwait at the International Islamic Jurisprudence Assembly. Dr. Al Nashmi serves on the Shari'a boards of a number of Islamic financial institutions including Kuwait Finance House, Emirates Islamic Bank PJSC, Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC, Sharjah Islamic Bank, AAOIFI and the Liquidity Management Centre. He holds a PhD on the "Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence" from Al Azhar University, Cairo.
Dr. Alqaradaghi is currently the Secretary-General of the International Union for Muslim Scholars, Vice-President of the European Council for Fatwa and Research, Chairman of the Supreme Consultative Council for Bringing Islamic Madhahib Closer Together of the ISESCO, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the University of Human Development in Iraqi Kurdistan. He serves as Shari'a board head or member for several Islamic banks and Islamic financial institutions regionally and internationally. Dr. Alqaradaghi has authored more than thirty books and is a member of more than twenty scientific institutions, with expertise in advocacy, awareness, charity, sitting on a range of councils and boards for international jurisprudence. He holds a PhD in Shari'a and Law from Al Azhar University, Cairo, having specialized in the field of contracts and financial transactions.
As Senior Executive Officer, Steve leads Emirates NBD's Asset Management business. He has over 25 years' experience in investment distribution in the UK, Middle East and Far East and has been resident in Dubai since 2001. Prior to becoming SEO, Steve led the institutional sales team, with additional responsibility for wholesale channel distributors such as insurance companies, private banks and wealth advisers.
Prior to joining Emirates NBD Asset Management in 2010, Steve worked with a number of regional institutions, holding roles including General Manager (ME) for Anglo Irish Bank (IOM) PLC, Sales Director for Amiri Capital and Business Development Director at Dow Jones International. He was also instrumental in the early establishment of the bancassurance industry in the UAE, during his time with Scottish Provident International Life Assurance.
He is a member of the Institute of Directors, the London Institute of Banking & Finance and the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments and is a Board member of Emirates NBD SICAV, Emirates NBD Fund Managers (Jersey) Ltd and Emirates NBD AM SPC.
Fahad heads the Compliance function of Emirates NBD Asset Management and has over 15 years of experience in asset and investment management and auditing. He joined the business as a Compliance Officer and has grown his career with it to take on his current role. Fahad holds an authorised individual status with the DFSA and is the designated Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer. In addition, he acts as the Shari'a coordinator and subject matter expert for internal queries and as liaison to the Shari'a advisors and Shari'a Supervisory Board.
Prior to joining Emirates NBD Asset Management, Fahad worked with Emirates Financial Services where he gained experience within finance and operations in the fields of asset management, investment banking and fund accounting. He began his career with KPMG Dubai, as an auditor working on the assurance function with clients across industries. Fahad holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, is a CFA charter holder and a Fellow member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA). He is also a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and holds a Diploma in Islamic Finance from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
Lovesh heads the business support and strategy function of Emirates NBD Asset Management an entity regulated by the DFSA. He holds the status of an “Authorized Person” in capacity as Finance Officer for Emirates NBD Asset Management Limited and Investor Relations Officer for ENBD REIT (CEIC) Ltd.
Prior to joining Emirates NBD Asset Management, he was with Emirates Financial Services and HDFC Bank Limited, where he gained experience within finance and operations in the fields of asset management, investment banking and fund accounting.
Lovesh holds a Master's degree in Business Administration, specializing in Finance and Marketing, and a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, UK (CISI). He is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist with the Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.
He is currently a Director on Emirates NBD SICAV, Emirates Funds Limited, Emirates Portfolio Management PCC and Investment Relations Officer for ENBD REIT (CEIC) LTD.
Ajit heads the operations team at Emirates NBD Asset Management and is responsible for its effective, efficient and compliant functioning. He also oversees the risk and IT functions in the firm. Ajit has over 20 years' experience, of which 14 years have been in the field of treasury, investment and asset management operations.
Ajit is responsible for managing a number of diverse operational activities for the business in accordance with all applicable regulatory requirements and International best practice, as well as Group policies. He has been actively involved in the management of both the Jersey and Luxembourg Funds for the last 10 years, including providing specialist operational expertise in development of new funds, the updating of the prospectus and working with key stakeholders to ensure the product offering is appropriate for our client base.
He is also responsible for overseeing the management of service deliverables with all our key service providers including the fund administrator, custodian, transfer agent and the management company across both our Jersey and Luxembourg fund platforms.
Prior to joining Emirates NBD Asset Management, Ajit was at Mashreq Bank, where he gained experience in the field of remittances, treasury, investment banking and asset management.
Ajit holds a Master's degree in Commerce and Business Administration and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), UK holding a Level 6 qualification. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist with the Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and Operational Risk Manager from PRMIA (Professional Risk Manager's International Association), United States. He is a Professional Member of the Institute of Operational Risk in the UK and currently serves on the Board of Emirates NBD Fund Managers (Jersey) Limited, Emirates Funds Limited, Emirates Portfolio Management PCC and Emirates NBD SICAV.
Scott has over 20 years' experience in the asset management industry, the last 12 of which he has spent at Emirates NBD Asset Management, working in risk and portfolio analytics. He is responsible for oversight of the risk management of the portfolios, as well as portfolio performance and attribution.
Prior to joining Emirates NBD Asset Management, Scott worked for 2 years in the risk and performance team at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, a USD 150 billion pension fund. Previously, he worked for 10 years at Franklin Templeton Investments, where he was responsible for cash management of the Franklin Templeton portfolios.
Scott holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Miami and a B.S. in Finance from Florida Atlantic University.
Angad is Head of Fixed Income at Emirates NBD Asset Management, having previously been Senior Portfolio Manager since October 2014. He has been with the business for more than nine years, having joined in 2010 as a Senior Credit Analyst. Angad is the lead manager for the UCITS-compliant MENA Fixed Income Fund and the Global Sukuk Fund, which earned the Fixed Income Fund of the Year award at MENA Fund Manager Awards 2020, and associate manager for Emirates Emerging Market Debt Fund.
He has also had an active part in doubling Fixed Income Assets Under Management (AUM) since 2013 – to almost USD 2 billion for year-end 2019.
Prior to joining the team, Angad worked as a senior sell-side equity research analyst at Prime Emirates, a UAE based subsidiary of Egypt’s Prime Holding from 2008 to 2010. Prior to this Angad worked as an Associate in Financial Services Advisory at Ernst & Young in New York and a Financial Analyst at Real Value Investments in Mumbai. He holds an MBA from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University in New York and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting and Auditing from the University of Mumbai. Angad has CFA designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Emirates Society.
Anthony has over ten years' experience within the institutional real estate market. He was appointed Head of Real Estate in 2018 having previously been Fund Manager, Real Estate at Emirates NBD Asset Management since 2012. He has had a key part in building ENBD REIT's institutional portfolio and its subsequent listing on the Nasdaq Dubai in March 2017. Prior to Emirates NBD Asset Management, Anthony was an Asset Manager at Public Investment Corporation (South Africa) managers to Africa's largest government pension fund, and prior to that a Professional Valuer at Old Mutual Properties (South Africa). He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), a registered valuer and holds Bachelor of Science Honours in Property Studies from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Parth Kikani joined the Emirates NBD Asset Management Fixed Income team in 2013. In his role as Director of Fixed Income and Senior Portfolio Manager, he is directly responsible for managing over USD 225 million in public funds, as well as a range of discretionary portfolios on behalf of institutional clients investing in regional and broader emerging markets fixed income. Parth also manages the Emirates Emerging Market Debt Fund, a Morningstar rated fund, which has consistently delivered top quartile performance when compared to international peers.
Active in the regional Asset Management industry for over a decade, Parth has developed a strong experience analysing and covering Emerging Markets bonds and securities. Prior to joining Emirates NBD Asset Management, he was part of the team managing Dubai Group’s Global Emerging Markets Portfolio and held assistant portfolio manager and analyst roles for Al Mal Capital and Emirates Financial Services.
Parth is a CFA charter holder, chartered accountant and has completed his MBA from SP Jain Centre of Management, majoring in Investment Banking.
Chandru is Senior Portfolio Manager on the Emirates NBD Asset Management Fixed Income team, primarily focusing on the firm’s GCC bonds and global sukuk mandates. Apart from his portfolio management responsibilities, Chandru oversees the desk’s research efforts with his primary focus on Asian bonds and sukuk and is associate manager on the Emirates Global Sukuk Fund. Chandru Bhatia joined in September 2018.
Chandru previously spent 11 years at Rasmala Investment Bank (Dubai) as lead manager for the Rasmala GCC Fixed Income Fund, as well as a number of conventional bond and sukuk discretionary mandates. Before joining Rasmala, he spent 3 years as an analyst at Credit Suisse in New York.
Chandru holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master in Finance from Heriot Watt University. He has successfully completed the Moody’s Analytics Certification in Commercial Credit (CICC) qualification, which is focused on credit assessment and risk management.
Richard is the lead manager for both the MENA Opportunities Fund and Emirates NBD Saudi Arabia Equity Fund. In addition to managing both funds, he also runs discretionary mandates for several regional institutions and supports High Net Worth Individuals achieve their investment targets. A member of the team since 2007, Richard played a key role in establishing and growing the in-house research team capacity and capabilities.
Prior to joining Emirates NBD Asset Management, Richard was head of research at AmanahRaya Investment Management, an asset manager owned by a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund. He also held various research roles over a six-year period at CIMB Group, one of the largest Asian investment banks and one of the world's largest Islamic banks.
A CFA charter holder since 2000, Richard actively volunteers on various initiatives at the CFA Institute and the investment community in the region. In addition, he currently serves as the President of the CFA Society Emirates.
Marwan is Senior Portfolio Manager on the Emirates NBD Asset Management Equities team, where he is lead portfolio manager on the Emirates MENA Top Companies Fund and associate manager on the Emirates MENA Opportunities Fund and ENBD Saudi Arabia Equity Fund. He follows a high conviction, adaptive and deep research investment approach, which is value oriented with a strong preference for companies that exhibit competitive, innovative and efficient traits. He builds portfolios on long-term commitments, with investments made after rigorous, qualitative and fundamental analysis.
Marwan was previously at Al Mal Capital in Dubai, where he invested in MENA markets. At Al Mal he was responsible for leading the investment process on MENA equities, generating new investment ideas, conducting fundamental research and actively managing portfolios. Prior to joining Al Mal, Marwan was at Rasmala Investment Bank, where he had a key role in developing the MENA Equities offering from a fund of funds model to a stock selection model, launching the Arabian Market Growth Fund in 2011 and GCC Islamic Equity Fund in 2013.
He began his career at Awraq Investment, followed by Global Investment House, after completing a Master of Business in Finance from Sydney University (Australia). He is a CFA charter-holder since 2010.
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