Al Mal Capital unveils new business verticals to boost market leadership

The Dubai Investments subsidiary plans to expand service offerings and product lines.

  
Al Mal Capital unveils new business verticals to boost market leadership
04 June 2016
· Al Mal Capital's Assets Under Management had tremendous growth in last 5 years

· Company announces 4% dividend on its flagship Al Mal UAE Equity Fund


Dubai - Al Mal Capital PSC, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC and a diversified, multi-line investment institution licensed and regulated by the Central Bank of the UAE, has announced new business verticals - Corporate Advisory, Investments Management and Direct Investments - as part of a futuristic strategy aimed at strengthening its market leadership.

The new verticals, which will complement the Capital Markets, Investment Banking & Asset Management services of Al Mal Capital, are a part of its strategy to expand its service offerings and product lines with a strong client centric approach in line with its envisioned goal to become the leading investment institution across the UAE and the region.

Al Mal Capital, 60.86% owned by Dubai Investments, also unveiled a new corporate identity to celebrate its partnership with DIC and 10 years of its success at a gala ceremony attended by Khalid Bin Kalban, Chairman of Al Mal Capital and Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Investments, Naser Al Nabulsi, Vice-Chairman and CEO of Al Mal Capital, top businessmen, clients and guests.

Khalid Bin Kalban said: "The partnership between Dubai Investments and Al Mal Capital is based on trust, reputation and synergy of both companies, and follows strong growth indicators in the financial services sector, driven by diversifying economies and promising investment opportunities. With the integration, Al Mal Capital is able to offer a complete menu of diversified financial services, which will help it achieve significantly higher growth in the years to come."

Naser Al Nabulsi said: "Al Mal Capital is opening a new chapter by expanding its service offerings, built on regional expertise and client centric strategy. In partnership with Dubai Investments, Al Mal Capital will keep its focus on growth sectors and continue to diversify its assets under management. The company also has an impressive track record in launching and managing investment funds across the MENA region which have generated positive returns in different market cycles."

Al Mal Capital's assets under management has witnessed tremendous growth in the last five years. The company also announced a dividend of 4% in its flagship product - Al Mal UAE Equity Fund, which completed 10 years of delivering consistent returns to its unitholders. Since its inception, the Al Mal UAE Equity Fund has consistently outperformed its benchmark, the S&P UAE Index by 65%.

The Al Mal Capital Investment Management vertical will look at introducing new international products; including hedge funds, equity funds and structured products, among others.

With its Corporate Advisory arm, the company will soon launch a Family Office advisory service to provide specific solutions in governance, trust creation, investment management, strategy development, property management and corporate finance advisory consultancy, apart from the capital markets and M&A services.

Direct Investments, a new vertical, will be focusing on alternative asset management and is targeting to gather a number of real estate and private equity transactions in US and Europe. This also includes, clubbing of regional deals across the GCC; combining strategic and financial equity partners. This includes mid-sized growth businesses primarily in healthcare, education, industrial, logistics and consumer goods. Direct Investments is a key focus at Al Mal Capital for the coming 5 years, anticipating significant growth.

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About Al Mal Capital
Al Mal Capital, established in 2005, is a diversified, multi-line investment institution headquartered in Dubai, and licensed & regulated by the Central Bank of United Arab Emirates. In May 2015, Dubai Investments acquired 60.86% stake in Al Mal Capital.

Al Mal Capital offers a wide range of investment products spread across its business lines of investment banking, brokerage and asset management. The Company maintains a unique value proposition in bringing a wealth of experience, along with the application of global standards, to the region. Al Mal Capital offers a client-centric business model with discretionary portfolio management, private equity funds, international equities, options trading, investments advisory and skills in structured finance, IPOs & private placements.

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