Mr. Nabil Maaloul, Managing Partner of Gulf Merchant Group, said: "The company is responding to the strong demand for solid regional investment banking services."
Among its services, Gulf Merchant Group
will offer corporate finance, capital markets, fund management and private client services.The global team will be headed by investment banker Nabil Maaloul, whose experience includes Managing Directorships with DIFC and AMB-Fortis Bank in Paris.He was also the Financial Services Advisor to the Dubai government's Corporate Office, where he was instrumental in the creation of the UAE's first Islamic mortgage company, Tamweel LLC, back in 2003.
Joining the Gulf Merchant Group partnership as its first GCC investor is H.E. Ghaith Bin Hamel Al Ghaith, whose family group, Al Ghaith Holding PJSC, is a leading regional business group and one of the key founders of the National Bank of Abu Dhabi
.Gulf Merchant Group
is planning a number of key partnerships with high profile financial institutions that will be revealed in the upcoming months.The first to be announced is the partnership with Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.
, a leading global financial services provider.Mr. Maaloul
said, "We are proud to reveal our first strategic alliance in investment banking with Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.
, a leading global financial services provider," said Mr. Maaloul