Kuwait Financial Centre 'Markaz' was established in 1974, and has become one of the leading asset management and investment banking institutions in the Arab region. The company was listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) in 1997.
Markaz offers full fledged services in asset management and investment banking. Asset management services offered by the company include Investment Advisory Services, GCC & International Investments and Private Equities. Markaz's Assets Under Management (AUM) as of 30th June, 2016 is KD 943 million ( USD 3.12 Billion)
Tested through challenging conditions on local, GCC and international stock markets for many years now, Markaz Asset Management activity has consistently outperformed the relevant benchmarks on its equity funds and managed portfolios. Markaz has earned a credible name for itself amongst the top performing fund managers in Kuwait due to this strong and consistent performance spanning many years. The support of a qualified research team of experienced finance professionals helps the investment managers set their investment strategies. In an effort to focus on meeting client investment needs, Markaz introduced the first options trading platform in the Middle East by issuing and selling derivative instruments (Call options) on KSE listed stocks.
Investment Advisory Services offer Markaz clients tailor-made investment solutions to meet their financial objectives, supported by efficient employment of in-depth market due diligence and constant monitoring. Full transparency is delivered by monthly reports and quarterly reviews. Each dedicated portfolio advisor is trained to identify the right investment opportunities that adhere to three key elements: diversification, reliance on fundamentals and anticipation of future trends.
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