Global Investor MENA 2020 Awards Winners Announced

Global Investor MENA 2020 Awards Winners Announced

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ADS Investment Solutions Limited (ADSI) was the Global Investor MENA 2020 top asset management and wealth management firm in what was a highly competitive year.

Saudi Arabia’s Al Rajhi Capital was the top equities and real estate manager in the region while Bahrain’s SICO demonstrated strong multi-asset credentials as it claimed the Global Investor fixed income manager of the year prize.

Vortex Energy, part of EFG Hermes, was the alternatives manager of the year, Jordan’s Arab Bank was the leading cash manager and Qatar’s Al Rayan Investment was the Global Investor best exchange-traded fund provider and Sharia’ manager.

Dubai’s Emirates NBD Asset Management was the best Sukuk manager and Mubasher Financial Services (DIFC) Limited was Global Investor’s best broker in the region for 2020.

Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX) was once again the top MENA exchange and CME Group was Global Investor’s top international exchange in the region.

Insight Discovery won the Global Investor consultancy of the year award while Simmons & Simmons was the top law firm in the region.

BNY Mellon was Global Investor’s global custodian in MENA, HSBC was the top sub-custodian, APEX Group won the fund administration category and Citi was the best transition manager.

The country-specific awards were hotly contested. SICO was the main asset management in Bahrain, AB Invest was the top money manager in Jordan, FFA Private Bank was the best manager in Lebanon and Al Rayan Investment won the asset management prize for Qatar. GIB Capital was the top asset manager in Saudi Arabia.

EFG Hermes was the top broker in Egypt, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia while AB Invest was the best broker in Jordan, ADSS was the main brokerage firm in the United Arab Emirates and QNB FS was the top broker in Qatar.

A special Global Investor MENA 2020 awards guide will be published next week with profiles of all the winning firms.

The winners in full:

Alternative Asset Manager: Vortex Energy (EFG Hermes)

Asset Manager: ADS Investment Solutions Limited (ADSI)

Broker: Mubasher Financial Services (DIFC) Limited

Cash Manager: Arab Bank  

Consultant: Insight Discovery

Equities Manager: Al Rajhi Capital

ETF Provider: Al Rayan Investment

Exchange: Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX)

Fixed Income Manager: SICO

Fund Administrator: APEX Group

Global Custodian: BNY Mellon

International Exchange: CME Group

Law Firm: Simmons & Simmons

Real Estate Asset Manager: Al-Rajhi Capital

Sharia’ Manager: Al Rayan Investment

Sub-Custodian: HSBC

Sukuk Manager: Emirates NBD Asset Management

Transition Manager: Citi

Wealth Manager: ADSI


Country Awards:

Bahrain Asset Manager: SICO

Egypt Broker: EFG Hermes

Jordan Asset Manager: AB Invest

Jordan Broker: AB Invest

Kuwait Broker: EFG Hermes

Lebanon Asset Manager: FFA Private Bank

Oman Broker: EFG Hermes

Qatar Asset Manager: Al Rayan Investment

Qatar Broker: QNB FS

Saudi Asset Manager: GIB Capital

Saudi Broker: EFG Hermes

UAE Broker: ADSS

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