ASSET MANAGEMENT

Services / Asset Management
Managing funds and discretionary portfolios with public equity and fixed income products
Fixed Income Asset Management (“FIAM”)

Arqaam Fixed Income Asset Management (FIAM) provides investment management for funds and discretionary investment portfolios focusing on an array of regional bonds and sukuks, targeting yields with low volatility, both in the conventional and Shari’ah compliant universe. 

Our team has one of the longest and most experienced track records in the region, using our in-depth regional knowledge and detailed understanding of the companies we select as the core basis of our investment process.  Driven by the highest compliance standards and a strong emphasis on thorough, detailed analysis, these features underpin our value-generating investment processes.

Products and services include:

Discretionary Mandates – a bespoke investment solution where an investor deposits cash or assets and delegates the investment decisions concerning their assets to Arqaam on a discretionary basis subject to certain pre-agreed expected returns, risk appetite and other limits.

Arqaam Fixed Income Fund – an open-ended mutual fund with the objective of investing in fixed income securities and instruments listed or traded in, or issued by entities from, the MENA region and Turkiye.  The fund targets annual average returns and dividend distributions, and invests in fixed and floating rate investments from target markets with an emphasis on higher yielding instruments with higher liquidity.

Arqaam Islamic Income Fund – an open-ended mutual fund with the objective of investing in fixed income securities and instruments, whether regional or global, which provide investors with Shari’ah compliant returns. The fund targets annual average returns and dividend distributions, and only invests in Shari’ah compliant securities and instruments approved by the Shari’ah Supervisory Board.

Arqaam Islamic Income Distribution Fund – a bespoke open-ended mutual fund tailored for a particular institution with the objective of investing in fixed income securities and instruments, whether regional or global, which provide investors with Shari’ah compliant returns.  The fund targets annual average returns and dividend distributions, and only invest in Shari’ah compliant securities and instruments approved by the Shari’ah Supervisory Board.

For our Shari’ah-compliant investment funds, our Shari’ah Supervisory Board reviews all of these funds’ activities and investments during as well as prior to offering it to our investors. Our Shari’ah Supervisory Board includes the following well respected scholars: Sheikh Dr. Nazih Hammad (Chairman), Sheikh Dr. Amin Fateh and Sheikh Dr. Muhammad Amin Qattan.

The Arqaam FIAM funds are award winning, including awards for Best Global Sukuk Fund Strategy (1 Year), Islamic Fixed Income Fund of the Year and Newcomer Fund of the Year.

Equities Asset Management (“EQAM”)

Arqaam Equities Asset Management (EQAM) provides investment management for funds and discretionary investment portfolios focusing on an array of publicly listed and traded equity securities across various regional markets. Equity Fund that uses our top-rated research team’s model portfolio passive tracker, our equity products have an impressive and extensive track record. Our investment approach is simply driven by a bottom-up, well-researched, portfolio of stocks. We apply multiple strategies including investing in companies with strong management, sustainable growth prospects, in turn-around mode, benefiting from changes in the macro-economic backdrop, trading at dislocated valuations or with a good record of distributing cash to shareholders.

Products and services include:

Advising sellers on divestments and securing buyer or strategic investors for their businesses.  Provided services include:

Discretionary Mandates – a bespoke investment solution where an investor deposits cash or assets and delegates the investment decisions concerning their assets to Arqaam on a discretionary basis subject to certain pre-agreed expected returns, risk appetite and other limits.

Arqaam Capital Value Fund – an open-ended mutual fund with the objective of investing in equity and equity-related securities of publicly listed companies having their principal place of business or significant business operations in the MENA region.  The fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in securities we believe are trading at a discount with a view to selling them at prices closer to their fair value.

The Arqaam EQAM flagship fund – Arqaam Capital Value Fund – is consistently the best performing regional fund on a rolling 6-year basis.