Sedco Capital launches one-stop shop, Shariah-compliant investment platform
- Saudi Arabia: Wednesday, March 20 - 2013 at 16:06
- PRESS RELEASE
Sedco Capital, the Saudi Arabian-based asset manager and leading provider of Shariah compliant investment solutions, has launched a one-stop shop investment platform of Shariah-compliant funds to qualified and authorized institutional investors.
Investors can now access a total of seven investment funds with total assets under management exceeding $1bn on the recently launched Sedco Capital Global Funds, which is now one of the world's largest and most diverse Shariah compliant funds platform.
The most recent funds on this platform, the SC Income Fund and SC Global Markets Sentiment Fund, have been launched with an initial size of $100m and $150m, respectively. Both funds have a range of share classes for different investor types. These, as with the other five funds, are open to high net worth individuals, family offices, institutions and qualified distributors through the Luxembourg platform.
Sedco Capital Global Funds is a family of funds open to institutional investors and is set up in Luxembourg as a Specialized Investment Fund (SIF), in the form of a Societe d'Investment A Capital Variable "SICAV". The plan is for Sedco Capital Global Funds to include over 15 funds totalling more than $1.6bn by the end of 2013. Each fund will focus on one (or more) asset class and will be managed by best in class asset managers under the supervision of Sedco Capital.
Sedco Capital Global Funds is regulated in Luxembourg and appeals to international investors. It is currently the largest Shariah compliant set of funds in Luxembourg and has doubled the total size of Shariah-compliant assets under management in Luxembourg.
Commenting on the launch of the platform to investors, Hasan Al Jabri, CEO of Sedco Capital, said, "Institutional investors across MENA markets can now gain access to one of the world's largest and most diverse ranges of be-spoke Shariah compliant investment funds."
He said, "Creating tailored solutions for institutional clients can be expensive and time consuming. However, Sedco Capital's scale and negotiating power means we can create a greater range of investment opportunities at a lower cost while delivering superior performance. By partnering with Sedco Capital, investors can access unique funds without the risk of high fees eating into returns."
"Sedco Capital's platform provides a one-stop shop for institutional and high net worth investors wanting to access cost-effective, quality and diverse funds that are Shariah compliant and socially responsible across a range of asset classes and geographies, managed by leading asset managers," he added.
The platform is marketed from Luxembourg and any investments in or through the platform are regulated in the applicable jurisdictions.
Articles in this section are primarily provided directly by the companies appearing or PR agencies which are solely responsible for the content. The companies concerned may use the above content on their respective web sites provided they link back to http://www.ameinfo.com
Any opinions, advice, statements, offers or other information expressed in this section of the AMEinfo.com Web site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of AME Info FZ LLC / 4C. AME Info FZ LLC / 4C is not responsible or liable for the content, accuracy or reliability of any material, advice, opinion or statement in this section of the AMEinfo.com Web site.