SHUAA appoints Nadi Bargouti as Head of Asset Management

Published March 7th, 2010 - 10:03 GMT

SHUAA Capital, the leading financial services institution in the GCC, today announces the appointment of Nadi Bargouti as Head of Asset Management. Mr. Bargouti joins SHUAA from Samba Capital in Riyadh where he held the position of Head of Asset Management.

Sameer Al Ansari, Chief Executive Officer of SHUAA Capital, said:

“SHUAA’s asset management division is at the heart of our fee generating businesses, with an on-ground presence in the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Having worked in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, Nadi brings over 10 years of solid asset management experience to SHUAA. He has managed 26 funds as well as a number of discretionary portfolios for institutions and high net worth individuals. This senior appointment emphasizes our sincere desire to service the growing needs of local, regional and international investors. Under Nadi’s leadership, we look forward to expanding SHUAA’s asset management business which is well positioned for future growth.”

Nadi Bargouti, Head of Asset Management of SHUAA Capital, added:

”SHUAA Asset Management has the longest fund track record in the region and a strong investment management team. My focus will be on growing and strengthening the asset management platform and taking advantage of the significant opportunities across regional markets.”

Having always been on the buy side, Mr. Bargouti started off as a fund of funds analyst before moving into portfolio management.  He gained portfolio management experience in the UAE where he worked for Amanah which is a private company owned by a member of the Abu Dhabi Royal Family. Mr. Bargouti has also managed US$ 1.5 billion at the Saudi Investment Bank and US$ 3.5 billion at Integra Capital Management. Most recently at Samba Capital, he managed in excess of US$8.5 billion in asset under management.

In addition, Mr. Bargouti has been responsible for the management of government discretionary portfolio’s and structuring several mutual funds across global markets and the GCC raising US$ 2 billion.  His expertise also includes structuring an array of Shari’a compliant funds, including a US$ 2 billion infrastructure fund.

Mr. Bargouti graduated with distinction from McMaster University in Canada, with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Majoring in Finance).  He was a recipient of the McMaster University Senate Award and is a CFA chartereholder.

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