Banker ME recognizes The National Investor as “Best Asset Management House”

Doha, Qatar, June 2007: The National Investor (TNI) was recognized by regional finance magazine Banker Middle East as “Best Asset Management House” in the region at the 2007 Banker ME Awards for Excellence in Doha, Qatar.

Over 500 of the region’s leading financiers looked on as Banker Middle East Magazine Managing Editor & Associate Publisher Paul McNamara presented the award to Dr. Reza Hadizad, Managing Director of The National Investor’s Asset Management Division. Banker ME cited The National Investor’s “innovation, caliber and high performance standards that distinguish TNI Asset Management from all others in the region”.

Banker ME was also impressed with The National Investor’s comprehensive suite of asset management products and services available. Mr. Orhan Osmansoy noted “We are proud to be the first to have won this award two years in a row, which confirms the strength of our UAE franchise. Our track record in delivering innovative products and performance is second to none”. Finalists for this category were Goldman Sachs, Citi and Deutsche Bank.

According to Dr. Hadizad, a clear communication policy is paramount to the success of any asset management team in particular one that has chosen “Client Focus” as one of its main ideological pillars. “This is in recognition of the fact that we have already reached some milestones in the creation of an achievement culture that emphasizes our main ideological pillars: Ethical standards; Superior Performance, Client Focus and Innovation,” he pointed out.

Regarded as the benchmark awards for financial services regionally, the Banker Middle East Awards for Excellence are now in their 7th consecutive year. “The awards have been designed to encourage, inspire and reward excellence within the banking community in the Middle East. Furthermore, it is essential that we recognize those financial institutions that are leading the regional industry. It is not enough just identifying the needs of your customers, meeting and exceeding their expectations is the key to success,” Mr. McNamara said in his welcoming speech. The final accolade of the evening was the Lifetime achievement Award, which was presented to HE Ahmed Humaid Al Tayer, Chairman of Emirates Bank.

About The National Investor: The National Investor (TNI) is a privately owned regional investment banking group. The firm comprises seven strategic business units covering investment banking, private equity, asset management, real estate, investment research, principal investments and client advisory. In addition, the firm has an associate company, GNSC, which provides brokerage services as a registered member of the Abu Dhabi Securities Market (ADSM) and the Dubai Financial Market (DFM).