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Arqaam Group is a leading financial services firm in Emerging and Frontier Markets

Established in 2007 in the Cayman Islands and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the Arqaam Group’s strategy was to participate in and benefit from the growth of capital markets and investments in the MENA region.

Arqaam Group has grown significantly since then to five offices in four countries (the UAE, KSA, Egypt and Lebanon); and has become one of the biggest home-grown firms in the DIFC and a leading top two institutionally focused financial services firm in the Middle East region. 

Arqaam Group has a professional and experienced team and has invested in people, processes and technology to create a highly scalable platform.  Arqaam Group combines international best practice and corporate governance with regional know-how and experience to bridge capital with opportunity.

Arqaam Group acts for institutions, family offices and high net worths seeking risk diversification and higher returns.  “Arqaam” has become a strong brand name, with a reputation for professionalism, award winning products and services, clients and connections.  

Arqaam’s Business Lines
Arqaam Markets
Arqaam Principal
Arqaam Wealth
Arqaam Digital
Arqaam Group

Arqaam Group is owned and controlled by Arqaam Capital Limited (Cayman Islands) – a not yet listed private limited liability company – as the ultimate parent company of the group and includes a range of operating, intermediary and investment entities in various jurisdictions in order to segregate its business, risk and liability.

Arqaam Group has a strong shareholder base consisting of institutions, regional family groups and high net worths. Key shareholders include EmiratesNBD, Commercial Bank International, Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS Kuwait) and Al Dhow. Management and employees are aligned with shareholders through an Employee Share Incentive Plan.

Our Vision

To become the leading regional investment bank concentrating on Emerging and Frontier Markets.
To provide a broad range of financial services and act as a one-stop-shop for the intermediation of capital into, across and out of the regions we operate in.

To bring the best in class, of regional and global talent, and supplement it with regional know-how and experience.

To make a real and tangible contribution to the economic development and prosperity of the MENA region and advance capital markets in the region.

Our Principles

The interest of our clients and shareholders is the reason for who we are.

We believe our clients want to deal directly with people they know and trust.

We objectively evaluate and make our decisions based on diligently sought after facts.

We maintain and expect our employees and our partners to uphold the highest ethical standards.

We endeavour to identify and recruit the best qualified people for every job and encourage them towards perfection and self-progression.

We emphasise teamwork and encourage freedom of innovation and expression.

We are committed to the Middle East and other communities within which we operate.

We pride ourselves with our professionalism, creativity, imagination, and competitive spirit.

We don’t want to be the biggest but rather we strive to be the best of what we do.

We aim to identify opportunities and to capitalize on them before others do.

Our Strategy

Focus on Emerging and Frontier Markets in the MENA region, which is predicted to grow rapidly with its wealth, population and resources.
Find solutions, offer a broad range of products and services, listen to clients and create products and services clients want.
Concentrate on servicing institutions (regional and international), family offices and high net worths, but eventually also retail clients.
Digitise our existing business whilst positioning ourselves with emerging technologies.
Arqaam Capital, Cayman
Arqaam Capital, DIFC
Arqaam Securities, UAE

Arqaam Capital Financial, KSA

Arqaam Egypt
Arqaam Lebanon