Kamco Invest names Saudi CEO

Saudi Arabia 3Kuwaiti asset manager, Kamco Invest, has appointed Ibrahem Al Shariadah as the chief executive of its Saudi Arabia business. Al Shariadah was previously the head of wealth management at Saudi-based Al Rajhi Capital. Prior to that, he worked at a number of Saudi asset managers including Adeem Capital and Samba Capital. Kamco chairman Sufyan Zamil Al-Zamil said that Al Shariadah’s appointment would “further contribute towards the implementation of the group’s growth strategy”. Kamco Invest was created from the 2019 merger of two Kuwaiti asset managers, Kamco and Global Investment House. With around US$13 billion of assets under management, it is the fifth largest asset manager in the Mena market, according to Moody’s. Kamco Invest Saudi manages the $685 million Kamco Saudi Equity Fund, which the firm claims is the largest fund managed by non-bank affiliated company. © 2021 funds global mena

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

Amid a fresh wave of American sanctions, Romil Patel spoke to Meysam Hamedi, director of financial markets and instruments at Iran’s Securities & Exchange Organization (SEO).

INTERVIEW: Totally mega

In 2016, global consulting firm PWC forecast the emergence of five global ‘megatrends’ in the next two decades. Stephen Anderson, its Middle East clients and markets leader, talks about their...

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

Rasmala’s trade finance fund recently passed $100 million in assets. Doug Bitcon, head of credit strategies, explains why he has to be hands-on.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: A natural interest in the topic

Since 2016, Guillermo Ortiz has been a chairman of Latin America’s BTG Pactual. The former central banker of Mexico talks to Nick Fitzpatrick.


Middle East Investor Roundtable 2020: Dimensions of diversification

Investors in the Middle East consider the tools that will be needed to navigate the Covid-19 crisis, the continued appetite for dividend and why it’s all about tech. Chaired by Romil Patel.

South Africa asset management roundtable: Global rebound on ice

Experts discuss the investment implications of the coronavirus pandemic, a delayed rebound in global growth and dealing with South Africa’s energy issues head on. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

South African roundtable: Taking the bull by the horns

Our panel discusses Chinese investment in Africa, financial institutions’ contribution to economic sustainability and regulatory concerns. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

With the MENA region at a tipping point, our panellists talk about economic diversification, the impact of regulation and the delayed Saudi Aramco listing. Chaired by Romil Patel in Dubai.