Qatar not only possesses the distinction of being one of the world’s fastest growing economies, but it is also a highly successful example of a diversifying, robust market with ever-expanding infrastructure. It is in this nation blessed with remarkable economic development that Investment House has made its name. A regulated investment banking firm, Investment House offers the whole spectrum of investment advisory services for corporate entities and individuals like. The firm is led by Managing Director Mr. Mohammed Bin Ahmed Al-Suwaidi, who is this month’s recipient of the title of Chairman of the Year, 2020. Join us as we find out more about the firm and the man responsible for its success.
Led by the visionary leader HH The Emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, and under the wise counsel of HH the Father Emir, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar has prospered and risen to a position of great distinction and honour on the global stage. It is against this backdrop of huge success that Investment House has established itself as one of the leading investment banking services in Qatar. Since the firm’s inception in 2001, Investment House has become an active partner in contributing to Qatar’s ongoing story of success and unprecedented growth. Growth has also been a key factor in the success experienced and achieved by Investment House itself. The growth of the company has been built on a bedrock of the values, the wise recommendations, and the valuable advice of Mr Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Suwaidi, who is behind this successful story. His contribution and strategic vision helped Investment House to move to the next level, and emerge as one of the major players in the investment sphere both locally and regionally.
Today, Investment House is an outstanding Qatari regulated investment banking firm, offering the whole spectrum of investment advisory services for corporate entities and individuals. Its services range from investment banking and real estate investments, to M&A advisory services, private equity, asset management, and brokerage services. The mission of Investment House is to offer innovative and valuable investment solutions to its clients in all local, regional, and international markets through a competitive investment and financial services portfolio in accordance with the principles of Islamic Shariah. The values of integrity, excellence, trust, and commitment also lead the work that the firm does. Investment House upholds the highest standards of professionalism, credibility, and transparency in all aspects of the work carried out.
Investment House is also committed to excellence at every level. The firm is dedicated and devoted to delivering unparalleled excellence in providing investment banking solutions, and developing asset and wealth management services and products that meet the ambitions of the investors. The firm’s unwavering commitment to its customers is founded on the high standards of trust that drives all the interactions. What stands the firm apart from the competition is being one of only two regulated investment firms licenced by the Qatar Central Bank. Investment House also boasts flexibility in providing investment solutions and investor products to every client. The service delivery model means that Investment House listens to clients’ needs, and then tailors funds and investment structures.
Clients take many forms at Investment House, but include family offices, HNWIs, corporate entities, and governmental institutions. Investment House also offered its financial advisory services to Power Bank LLC, a new international bank established in the Qatar Financial Centre, which aims to be a major global investment bank focused on the energy sector.. Power Bank was founded and led is promoted and led by Mr Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Suwaidi, the founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, as well as being a prominent regional and well-known banker who has more than thirty five years of accumulated experience in the banking sector.
Ensuring that executive-level and top-level relationships are as strong as they can possibly be is the recipient of the title of Chairman of the Year 2020, Mr Mohammed Bin Ahmed Al-Suwaidi. Joining Investment House in early 2020, Mr Al-Suwaidi has one of the most impeccable track records as a business leader, which is strengthened and compounded by more than thirty years of progressive and diverse experience. Drawing on every ounce of his experience, expertise, and understanding, Mr Al-Suwaidi delivers exceptional service to every client that he works with, or whom Investment House partners with.
Al-Suwaidi’s key competencies span the various sectors of finance, investment, people management and development. His background is well-supported by high-level qualifications, training, and skills gained and developed throughout a career that has been built over the course of more than four decades. Having gained no small amount of hands-on experience in providing wise leadership to companies under his care, Mr Al-Suwaidi is undoubtedly one of the best-placed individuals to lead Investment House to new success.
Positioning Investment House in the local market may not have been in the beginning of the firm’s existence, given that it was then the only investment firm licenced by the Qatar Central Bank that is not part of a banking group in Qatar. The firm’s competitors rely on their banking customer base, network, and contacts, whereas Investment House required a lot of time and energy to gain the trust and confidence of customers and investors.
The assets under management at Investment House have grown circa four times in less than one year, and the customer and investors base has also grown by two times in the same period. Though there have been challenges, the firm’s expertise and experience, as well as Mr Al-Suwaidi’s leadership, have seen it become a leader within the industry.
Looking to the future, the firm is planning to offer a large panel of thematic funds, both locally and regionally. Global and local REIT funds are expected to be offered in the market in the second half of 2021, and the company also has access to off-market real estate opportunities in Qatar and in some European countries. Investment House is intending to launch in second quarter of 2021 its first dedicated real estate fund in co-management with one of the leading real estate funds and asset managers in Europe. It is an exciting time for the firm and for Mr Al-Suwaidi as he oversees this new period of growth and success. Both the firm and its Chairman are outstanding, and the success that has been achieved is fully deserved.
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