Najd Investments to Operate from DIFC

DUBAI - Najd Investments Ltd on Wednesday announced the opening of its Dubai office, following the award of a licence by the Dubai Financial Services Authority to operate from the Dubai International Financial Centre, or DIFC.

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Published: Thu 24 Dec 2009, 11:39 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 3:49 AM

Najd Investments is a boutique advisory and arranging business, which specialises in advising enterprises based in the GCC and investors seeking regional ventures. Najd Investments’ strategy is focused on offering Investment Banking Services to the untapped and large sector of the small and medium enterprise market within the GCC region. SMEs account for over 80 per cent of businesses in the region yet they account for a tiny proportion of financial fee revenue. Setting up in DIFC provides Najd Investments with an internationally-recognised regulatory framework that allows the firm to successfully link institutional investors with regional SMEs.

Ahmed Humaid Al Tayer, Governor of DIFC, said: “DIFC’s legal and regulatory framework has been designed to provide financial institutions a stable and growth-oriented business environment to operate in. This environment gives companies across the industry spectrum the security and certainty necessary to establish financial and investment linkages. By virtue of its regulatory framework, DIFC provides Najd Investments with the ideal platform for linking institutional investors with regional SMEs.”

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