First Capital to service
growing MENA markets

DUBAI — First Capital of Switzerland, or FCS, a boutique investment banking firm that offers financial advisory services has opened its office at Dubai International Financial Centre to offer range of financial products and advisory services across the region.

By Haseeb Haider

Published: Mon 27 Jun 2011, 11:02 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 4:54 AM

The Swiss bank will also service growing markets of the Middle East and North Africa, GCC, SE Asia, China, India and Latin American regions.

The First Capital of Switzerland Group which is involved in mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity, capital markets, restructuring advisory and an array of trust and asset management services dealing with institutions and HNWIs.

With a firmly held belief in the abilities of the region to rise above and recover from the effects of the global recession, recently licensed by the DIFC and regulated by the DFSA, FCS will provide a world-renowned base from which to supply Investment Banking, Asset and Wealth Management and Trust services. Speaking at the opening ceremony Shaikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, welcomed First Capital Switzerland in Dubai, saying “it has become one of the finest investment banks in the region, building sustained value for its customers and investors.”

“May it always be an organisation of unquestioned integrity, a shining model of success, with a special focus on contributing to the prosperity of the region and its people,” he said. Adding that the current economic climate in Dubai, UAE, the region, and indeed the world, requires the services of an investment bank that provides and implements investment strategies and solutions that are tailored to help customers deal successfully with these challenging economic times.

Abdulrahman Murtaza Al Ansari, Chief Executive Officer of FCS, described the opening of FCS as a hugely exciting new business venture within the region.

“We are bold and ambitious and while others are still reeling from the “fall-out” produced by the financial crisis. FCS will go where others still fear to go,” the CEO said.

The CEO said that Dubai and the UAE lies at the very heart of the region predicted to produce the most rapid revenue growth globally over the next three years.

FCS offers complete Investment Banking Services covering all products in all market sectors, he said.

“FCS offers debt and restructuring advice using our extensive network to raise money for our clients, help form strategic partnerships and conduct research and analysis on behalf of clients,” he said Anthony D’Aniello, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Wealth Management at the bank said: “FCS offers a wide range of Wealth Management strategies for high net worth individuals, Financial Institutions and Corporates; including Asset Management, Trust and Family Office services.”

“FCS’s key focus is to provide the region’s HNWI’s with tailor made services specific to their financial and succession planning requirements,” he said. —

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