• AD Global Investors has an experienced investment team with decades of experience in managing fixed income assets
  • Emerging Market Debt, including MENA, remains an attractive investment opportunity given current valuations for both bonds and currencies
  • First ADGM licensed manager to be authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland to manage Irish UCITS funds

Abu Dhabi: AD Global Investors Limited (“ADGI”), a company of Invest AD (Abu Dhabi Investment Company), has been granted its licence to manage funds and assets by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi.

ADGI is a specialist active fixed income manager serving institutional investors. It offers separately managed accounts and funds for Emerging Market Debt Local Currency, Emerging Market Debt Hard Currency, MENA Fixed Income and Global Sukuk.

The robust financial regulatory framework and English common law governance of ADGM provides an attractive and strategic platform for ADGI to build a successful asset management business to satisfy the growing needs of the local and international investors.

“We warmly welcome AD Global Investors Limited to the ADGM family and choosing our platform to expand their business and presence locally and internationally.  As a home-growth entity, ADGI has achieved significant milestones since their inception. We are excited that they will be adding vibrancy to our asset management sector and capital market with more new and global products,” said Mr Steve Barnett, Financial Centre Development Director, Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market.

ADGI is the first ADGM licensed manager to be authorized by the Central Bank of Ireland to manage Irish UCITS funds, and has launched four UCITS funds on 3rd January. The senior management team at ADGI is David Rothon (CEO), Ian Clarke (Co-CIO) and Idrissa Boly (Co-CIO). The team previously worked together for a number of years in the asset management department at First Abu Dhabi Bank.

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David Rothon, CEO of ADGI, said “Ian and Idrissa are experienced fund managers with a proven track record of managing fixed income and currency portfolios with a consistent and disciplined long-term investment process.  ADGI’s approach is to be 100% focused on fixed income and we have a natural competitive advantage by virtue of our size relative to the larger Emerging Market Debt managers. Taken together this should lead to greater value for our investors in the future”.

Faras Al Ramahi, CEO of Invest AD said, “Building out the fixed income capability was a key strategic initiative at Invest AD. The strength and stability of ADGI’s parent will provide additional comfort to investors and will allow ADGI to remain focused on delivering performance for its investors.”


About Invest AD
Established in 1977, Invest AD is a leading Abu Dhabi-based financial services company, focused on tapping the growth markets of the Middle East and beyond. Invest AD offers investors access to listed equities, fixed income opportunities and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), blending international best practice with an intimate knowledge of the markets, cultures and dynamics of each country in the region.

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