established expertise
Rasmala is a Leading Regional Investment Banking Group with offices in the UAE,Oman and Egypt.
Asset Management

Rasmala specializes in the professional money management of funds and portfolios across the MENA and other global markets in both Conventional and Shariah Compliant strategies offering equities, fixed income, money markets and other alternative investment solutions. We have a dedicated team of portfolio managers and research analysts based across the region.

Investment Banking

EIIB-Rasmala advises clients on capital raising transactions, including sukuk, private and public placements, Islamic debt financing, and structured products. EIIB-Rasmala’s approach has been carefully tailored to meet the requirements of its institutional client base of government entities, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, family offices, corporates, insurance companies, banks, and other financial institutions located in the MENA, GCC and Europe.


News
Investor letter ‘’Looking for Growth’’ – August 2014
August 01, 2014
“Rasmala Investment Eye on MENA Equity Markets H2-2014”
 
Rasmala CEO: Anwar AbuSbaitan quoted in Euromoney article
June 11, 2014
“A lot of regional investment institutions – governments, quasi-government bodies, pension funds, local institutions, publicly traded and privately owned companies – are all committing more assets to the MENA region, whether in debt or equity”
 
EIIB-Rasmala CEO: international investors keen to get into the Saudi market
June 8, 2014
The intro also includes some of Zak’s positive comments about the investment climate in KSA: “we are generally quite bullish and positive on the economic outlook of the Saudi Arabian economy and believe plans to diversify its economic base and upgrade its infrastructure will yield plenty of opportunities for investors.”
 
Harris Irfan World Finance interviews
June 6, 2014
World Finance interviews Harris Irfan to find out if ethics and religion have a place in modern day business, whether Islamic finance is misunderstood, and how prominent he thinks it will be in the west in years to come..
 
Marwan Haddad Al Arabiya interview
May 5, 2014
Marwan Haddad in Al-Arabiya TV regarding GCC markets
 
EIIB-Rasmala Expands Islamic Funds Offering
November 19, 2013
New fund launched in response to increasing demand from investors for more diverse Sharia compliant investment products
 
EIIB-Rasmala launches Islamic trade finance fund
November 19, 2013
EIIB-Rasmala, a venture between London-based European Islamic Investment Bank and Dubai's Rasmala Group, has launched a sharia-compliant trade finance fund as a low-risk investment product, the firm said on Tuesday.
 
Harris Irfan in MEED regarding Islamic Finance
November 07, 2013
Tapping into the Islamic economy
Dubai has aspirations to become the global capital for sharia-compliant business
 
Zulfi Caar Hydari Interview with Reuters
October 30, 2013
EIIB-Rasmala, a venture between London-based European Islamic Investment Bank and Dubai's Rasmala Group, plans to widen its range of Islamic investment products with the hope of doubling assets under management over the next two years.
 
Rasmala GCC Islamic Equity Income Fund dividend distribution
October 25, 2013
We would like to thank our Unit Holders for their commitment and support over the past few months, and are pleased to announce the distribution of the Fund's first semi-annual dividends of USD 1.55 per unit.
 
Rasmala's Doug Bitcon on Bloomberg & Khaleej Times
October 22, 2013
DP World Ltd’s Islamic bonds are beating peers as a global sukuk rally combines with improved growth prospects in Asia to boost demand for debt of the world’s third-largest ports operator.
 
Harris’ interview on CNBC Arabia
October 10, 2013
Harris Irfan was on CNBC Arabia's Murabaha program aired at 7:30pm UAE on October 10, 2013.
 
EIIB-Rasmala to target $2bn of Islamic capital from global investors and clients
October 30, 2013
The EIIB-Rasmala Group ("EIIB-Rasmala") announced today at the World Islamic Economic Forum its plans to target more than $2bn of capital and investment funds from global investors and clients across its range of Islamic asset management and investment banking products.
 
EIIB-Rasmala arranges first tranche of unique US$100m sukuk programme for European insurance group, FWU
October 6, 2013
EIIB-Rasmala is acting as lead arranger and bookrunner for European based multinational insurance group FWU Group ("FWU"), on their US$100 million sukuk al-wakala programme. The first tranche of the programme, of US$20 million, has now closed, having been oversubscribed.
 
 

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