From time to time, Jadwa’s research team also publish in-depth reports on select themes.
The Kingdom’s approach to dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic can be held up as an effective model to the world. This relates not only to the initial swift lockdown of the country when news of the pandemic became known, but also around disease analysis, virus tracking and in the roll-out of the vaccination programme.
The role of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is continuously mentioned as an important pillar in both developing and developed economies, as a vital way to spur economic growth and job creation.
The inclusion of Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) into the MSCI EM as well as improved investor sentiment related to higher oil prices were some of the macro-level factors behind Tadawul All Share Indexs (TASI) 7 percent rise in Q2 2018.
Jadwa offered a rare investment opportunity through its acquisition of a 49 percent stake in UnitedMatbouli Group (UMG), one of the largest retailers and distributors of electrical appliances and consumer electronics in Saudi. UMG is the sole distributor of Samsung in Saudi Arabia, double-digit growth in sales and net income, a 50-year track record of doing business. The investment is structured as a Shariah-complaint closed-end fund and appears here for record purposes only.
This five-year Fund is a joint venture fund between Jadwa and CIT and targets investment in Shariah-compliant real estate in the UK with total AUMs exceeding £100million. This Fund holds a number of competitive advantages including partnering with CIT, a pioneer private equity real estate manager, at a time when the market is seeing historically low prices. The Fund forecasts to deliver a project IRR of 26% and 10% average coupon against target 6%+..