Mr. Halawi joins Shuaa from The National Investor where he was Managing Director and a member of the Management Committee. Sameer Al Ansari, Chief Executive Officer, Shuaa Capital, said, “I look forward to Amer’s active engagement in the business and am confident that this appointment will accelerate the execution of our ‘one Shuaa’ Strategy in further building and commercialising our excellent research platform, as we continue to develop Shuaa’s range and depth of coverage.”
Amer Halawi, Head of Research, Shuaa Capital, added, “Shuaa has built a leading research capability including some of the top ranked industry specialists. This is a unique opportunity to lead a team of high caliber analysts and continue to deliver unbiased, value added investment research to our clients.”
At the National Investor, Amer was in charge of formulating and implementing growth strategies of the firm, with a primary focus on the sell-side businesses – Research, Sales and Trading. Furthermore, he sat on a range of committees including the Steering, Management, Investment, Client and Compliance Committee. He has over 16 years experience in equity markets, 12 years of which were spent in Europe.
Amer began his career in 1995, working as an equity analyst for UBS and BNP Paribas before establishing himself as a ranked analyst at HSBC in Paris. Amer later held a position as Executive Director in the European Equities division of Goldman Sachs, servicing French institutional clients out of London and Paris. In 2005, he moved to the Gulf region with The National Investor. Amer holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University, Canada and a Masters in Finance from ESCP Europe, Paris.