10 February 2016
- Award-winning asset management firm signs up to CISI's standards designed to promote integrity and trust within the sector -

Dubai, UAE - Centaur Asset Management Ltd is one of the first UAE firms of its kind to become a corporate supporter of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), as it continues to demonstrate its commitment to maintaining the high standards of excellence and professionalism upheld by CISI.

With operations in the UAE since 2012, the 'boutique' asset management and investment advisory division of Centaur Holdings Ltd joins a number of leading UAE banks as one of the first companies in the asset management sector to support the aims and objectives of CISI, including its Code of Conduct.

Already a multiple industry award winner, Centaur Asset Management's public support of CISI is a further proof point of the firm's commitment to setting a high benchmark of ethics and integrity; and its growing team is set to capitalize on the continuous professional development qualifications available through CISI.

Commenting on the development, Daniel James McGowan, Group Chief Executive Officer, Centaur Holdings, said:

"Professionalism and integrity are at the core of our proposition, and central to our team's capabilities to provide sound investment solutions for individuals, advisors, fund sub-advisory clients and institutions.  To be one of the first UAE organizations of our kind to publically endorse CISI's commitment to upholding these principles is a testament to the innovative approach we take to ensuring the success of our operations and ability to deliver for our clients both locally and further afield."

Matthew Cowan, Regional Director Middle East at the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, added:

"To have Centaur, a major player in the UAE's asset management sector, join CISI as a corporate supporter is a sign of the industry's increased awareness of the importance of integrity and ethics in the sector that we operate in."

"Integrity is a key component of professionalism and the events of the past few years show the importance of firms such as Centaur Asset Management demonstrating their honesty, openness, transparency and fairness in business."

The Centaur Asset Management investment team provides investment strategies, structuring, advice and ongoing management or advisory services with a specific focus on diversified asset classes and uncorrelated investment opportunities across the UAE.

For more information, please visit www.centaurasset.com


About the Centaur Asset Management
Centaur Asset Management is the multi-award winning international asset management and investment advisory division of Centaur, providing investment structuring and management/advisory solutions for individuals, advisors, fund sub-advisory clients, institutions and other divisions, portfolio companies or subsidiaries of the Centaur Group.

About the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)
The CISI's mission is to help members attain, maintain and develop their knowledge and skills and to promote the highest standards of ethics and integrity in the securities and investment industry.

Based in the City of London, the CISI is a global organisation with representative offices in financial centres such as Dublin, Singapore, Dubai, Manila, Mumbai and Colombo.  We work in close cooperation with regulators, firms and other professional bodies worldwide. 

With its 40,000 worldwide membership, the CISI is the professional body which sets examinations and offers qualifications for those working, or looking to establish a career in, the wealth management and capital markets industry. 

For further information, contact:
Sabrina Zaidi, s.zaidi@centaurasset.com 
Salpy Kevorkian, salpy.kevorkian@grayling.com - 0551543077

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