Global Investor Middle East and North Africa awards - winners announced

Global Investor Middle East and North Africa awards - winners announced


The prestigious Global Investor MENA awards, recognising the very best performance in the industry across the MENA region, were presented on November 14 at the Conrad Hotel.

Founder and chairperson of Acumen Asset Management Rana Adawi was awarded CEO of the year recognising her years of expertise in the financial services industry in Egypt.

Emirates NBD Asset Management took home the asset manager of the year award while ADSI was awarded international asset manager of the year.

The full list of winners can be found below.

To download the Awards Brochure, with a full write up detailing the reasons behind the award win, click here



CEO of the Year: Rana Adawi – Acumen Asset Management

Asset Manager of the Year: Emirates NBD Asset Management

International Asset Manager of the Year: ADSI

Broker of the Year: Mubasher Financial Services

Equities Manager of the Year: ADFG

Fixed Income Manager of the Year: Waha Capital

Alternative Asset Manager of the Year: Gulf Islamic Investments

Sharia Fund Manager of the Year: CI Asset Management

Sukuk Manager of the Year: FAB

ESG Manager of the Year: Sedco Capital

Best New Fund: Al Rayan Investment

Wealth Manager of the Year: KAMCO Investment Company

Levant Wealth Manager of the Year: Bank Audi

Cash Manager of the Year: Emirates NBD Asset Management

Global Custodian of the Year: Citi

Sub-custodian of the Year: Standard Chartered

Fund Administrator of the Year: HSBC

Transition Manager of the Year: Citi

Financial Centre of the Year: ADGM

Consultancy firm of the Year: Insight Discovery

Exchange of the Year: DGCX

ETF Provider of the Year: Al Rayan Investment

Forex Broker of the Year: ADSS

Law Firm of the Year: Simmons & Simmons

Real Estate Investment Firm of the Year: Al Rajhi Capital

Levant Real Estate Investment Firm of the Year: SFO Group

International Broker of the Year: EFG Hermes

International Exchange of the Year: Eurex

Technology Provider of the Year: SS&C Advent

Private Equity Firm of the Year: Investcorp

Research Provider of the Year: Marmore Intelligence



Bahrain: SICO

Egypt: Beltone Financial

Kuwait: NBK Capital

Lebanon: Blom Asset Management

Oman: Bank Muscat

Qatar: Al Rayan Investment

Saudi Arabia: GIB Capital




Egypt: EFG Hermes

Jordan: EFG Hermes

Kuwait: EFG Hermes

Saudi Arabia: Al Rajhi Capital
















Thought Leaders

Emerging markets securities lending update

eSecLending's Ed Oliver provides an update on securities lending in emerging...

Pirum in the Americas: An evolving company in complex times

Nancy Steiker, head of business development, Americas, Pirum

HSBC: Navigating EM complexities through customisation

Matt Kiraly and Murat Demir discuss emerging market trends in Latin America.

Challenges to the sec finance status quo

Natixis’ Anthony Caserta and Saverio Costa outline the opportunities and...

EquiLend Spire: Untangling the sec finance spider web

EquiLend’s Paul Lynch and Dan Dougherty and Stonewain’s Armeet Sandhu spoke to...