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Gulf Islamic Investments: Providing a diverse set of investment opportunities

Gulf Islamic Investments and its team enjoy a track record of managing $2.8 billion in assets and securing $5.6 billion in debt and in excess of $1.2 billion in equity.

Gulf Islamic Investments: Providing a diverse set of investment opportunities

Mohammed Al-Hassan, Co-Founder and CEO of the GII - GCC

Gulf Islamic Investments LLC (GII) is a UAE-based financial services company regulated by the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA).

Gulf Islamic Investments is committed to providing a diverse set of unique, duly researched, well-structured and risk-mitigated investment opportunities to its clients, with a view to achieve consistent and superior returns in the fields of private equity, venture capital, infrastructure and real estate.

Under the leadership of a committed group of prominent shareholders and investors, GII’s team enjoys collective investment, strategic management, finance and accounting experience. GII and its team enjoy a track record of managing $2.8 billion in assets and securing $5.6 billion in debt and in excess of $1.2 billion in equity.


Pankaj Gupta, Co-Founder and CEO of the GII - UAE

GII brings a life-cycle approach to unique, well researched, carefully-structured investment opportunities in private equity, venture capital, infrastructure and real estate.

“Gulf Islamic Investment is an established company with more than a decade of operating history advising leading Middle Eastern and global investors across multiple assets classes. In May 2014, our Board of Directors decided to focus our investment activity on Shari’ah-compliant investments only. We set-off on an ambitious journey to become the pre-eminent Shari’ah-compliant investment organization, leveraging the unique competitive advantage of the UAE and the GCC to attract and secure capital, innovation and entrepreneurship. We allocate capital towards well-structured, duly researched and risk-mitigated investment opportunities with a view to achieve consistent and superior investor returns”. Mohammed Al-Hassan, Co-Founder and CEO of the GII - GCC, and Pankaj Gupta, Co-Founder and CEO of the GII - UAE.

Gulf Islamic Investments compliant with Islamic Principles. Shari’ah-compliant investment is a time-tested and increasingly popular form of ethical investing. GII has developed expertise and capabilities to source, assess, structure and certify investments for compliance with Islamic finance.

The core principles of Islamic finance include the following:

  • Humans are merely the ‘custodians’ of wealth, which belongs to God;
  • Material pursuits must be balanced with an individual's spiritual needs;
  • An individual's needs must be balanced with society's needs; and
  • Economic transactions should take place within a just, responsible free-market economy

GII focuses on “GCC-relevant” investment opportunities, on a global basis, based on its shareholders’ and investors’ investment requirements.

The 6 countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council offer robust macro-economic fundamentals because of the region’s geostrategic location, its access to capital, affordable labor costs, business friendly environment, ambitious but sound government policies based an exceptionally strong public fiscal position and ongoing income from oil extraction, which is rapidly being converted into investment in a diversified economy.

Long term GDP growth in the GCC is expected to continue at robust rates, with a decreasing reliance on the oil sector. Non-oil growth will expand as real estate and infrastructure spending continues to rise, and other sectors, like logistics and transportation, manufacturing, renewable energy, retail and trading, financial services, tourism and healthcare further develop across the region.

GII looks for original investment ideas, backed by strong management team, proven operating models and history. We look for ‘GCC-relevant’ investment opportunities, with a special emphasis on catering to the investment needs of our shareholders and investors. GII’s Investment focus is on Private Equity, Venture Capital, Infrastructure and Real Estate.

GII Capital is the investment arm for GII in the DIFC

GII Capital Ltd is a DIFC incorporated investment company registered and regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (“DFSA”) to provide Sharia compliant financial services for professional clients only. GII Capital is the Fund Manager of GII Islamic REIT (CEIC) PLC (GII REIT) a closed ended investment company incorporated in the Dubai International Financial Centre (the “DIFC”).

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