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QInvest partners with Pioneer Investments to launch a sharia’a-compliant pan-European equity fund

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

Qatar-based investment bank and Islamic financial institution QInvest has partnered with global asset management firm Pioneer Investments with $246bn in assets, to launch a sharia’a-compliant European Equities fund. Under the agreement, Pioneer Investments will manage the fund and act as sub advisor.

Dr Ataf Ahmed, head of Asset Management at QInvest, said, "The launch of this fund broadens our offering to clients, providing access to a portfolio with dedicated pan-European exposure. We believe that the current macroeconomic environment in Europe, characterized by a weak euro, low oil prices and the likely onset of quantitative easing by the ECB, will be positive for European businesses and create some compelling investment opportunities over the mid-term. We are very excited by this partnership and look forward to working with the investment team at Pioneer Investments."

The fund will focus on investing in pan-European blue-chip, mid and large-cap stocks. It will be actively managed by the specialist European Equity team at Pioneer Investments, with Andrew Arbuthnot as the portfolio manager. The team has been managing European Equity assets for 15 years based on a consistently applied research-driven philosophy and process. This approach has provided a strong tra......................

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