QInvest profits beat last year but lag 2015

GrowthQatar-based investment firm QInvest recorded a net profit equivalent to $9.5 million in the first half of the year, more than the corresponding figure for the whole of 2016. However, the half-year figure was less, on an averaged basis, than in 2015, when the firm recorded a full-year profit of $42 million. The firm, which is involved in investment banking, private equity and asset management, registered a modest rise in overall assets to $1.3 billion, an increase of less than 1% compared with 2016. “We remain prudent in our management of risk and have built up a strong liquidity position and an underleveraged balance sheet while also continuing to invest in key global markets on an opportunistic basis,” said Tamim Hamad Al-Kawari, chief executive. QInvest's achievements in the first half of the year including advising a Qatari firm on a $220 million investment into a Turkish retailer and acting as bookrunner on several sukuk issuances. ©2017 funds global mena

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