Al Hilal Takaful appoints Emirates NBD Asset Management to manage customer investment strategies
Source: Action Group , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Thu September 7, 2017 10:38 am

UAE. Al Hilal Takaful, the Islamic insurance subsidiary of Ahli United Bank with operations in Bahrain and Kuwait, has appointed Emirates NBD Asset Management, the Dubai-based asset managers with USD 4.49 billion in assets under management (AuM), to manage three risk-graded Shari’a compliant investment strategies on Al Hilal Takaful’s behalf.

The appointment, which was announced at a signing ceremony held in Dubai, will broaden Al Hilal Takaful’s access to global Sukuk, global equity, MENA equity and other emerging market opportunities.

Commenting on the appointment, Emanuel Lantzos, Chief Executive Officer of Al Hilal Takaful, said: “We are motivated and inspired by opportunities that help our customers achieve their personal and family financial goals. This appointment is one such opportunity to generate consistent, positive returns for our clients over the long run, thanks to this multi-asset, multi-strategy link-up with Emirates NBD Asset Management, which offers one of the broadest range of Sharia’ compliant fund managers in the region. We look forward to working closely with them for the benefit of our customers.”

Salman Bajwa, Senior Executive Officer of Emirates NBD Asset Management, said:“We’re pleased to be working with Al Hilal Takaful, a leading family Takaful provider in the region. Their decision to appoint Emirates NBD Asset Management to manage these three strategies is a clear testament to the quality and range of our Shari’a funds, which we’ve worked hard to grow and develop in recent years. I’m pleased to say that their low-risk mandate will be run by the same fixed income team that manages the award-winning Emirates Global Sukuk Fund.”

Al Hilal Takaful’s policies will be linked to three investment strategies, categorized as ‘Conservative’, ‘Balanced’ and ‘Growth’. The conservative strategy is a Sukuk-focused mandate, while the Balanced and Growth strategies will access global Sukuk, global and MENA equities and emerging markets.

Al Hilal Takaful is the Sharia’-compliant arm of Al Hilal Life, originally established in 2009 as a joint venture between  Legal & General Group plc and Ahli United Bank before becoming a 100% owned subsidiary of AUB in October 2015. Al Hilal Takaful’s vision is to be the first choice for protection and savings in the Middle East, and is focused on offering a wide range of Family Takaful products and solutions to clients in Bahrain and Kuwait.

Photo Caption: Emanuel Lantzos, Chief Executive Officer of Al Hilal Takaful and Salman Bajwa, Senior Executive Officer of Emirates NBD Asset Management at the signing ceremony

 

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