CAPM Investment appoints Mahdi Mattar as Head of Research and Chief Economist

November 30, 2010 2:25 pm

Dr. Mattar is the former Head of Research of Shuaa Capital and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in his new appointment.

Yasser Geissah, Chief Executive Officer of CAPM Investment commented, “We are extremely excited to welcome Dr. Mattar on board as we expand our operations and solidify our product offering. With the addition of a dedicated Research division we will now be able to provide our clients with a complete investment solution that includes key market insights and information.”

Mohammed Ali Yasin, Chief Investment Officer added, “As we start to see the light at the end of the tunnel of the global economic crisis, it is increasingly important for investors to gain a better understanding of market conditions and trends directly affecting their investments. The development of the Research department under Dr. Mattar’s capable leadership will enable us to give better market visibility and insight to our clients during this challenging investment climate in addition to supporting the investment banking, brokerage and asset management divisions at the firm.”

Dr. Mattar said, “It brings me pleasure to join CAPM’s distinguished management team. The firm is on track to become one of the leading investment firms in the region and it is very exciting to be able to play an active role in this process. CAPM Investment clients will benefit from a solid research function that will give them access to superior regional market coverage and content.”

Dr. Mattar has extensive experience in financial and economic analysis focusing on the MENA region and its capital markets in particular. In his previous role as Head of Research and Chief Economist of SHUAA Capital, Dr. Mattar built and oversaw the research business unit covering the MENA region. He was also a member of SHUAA Capital’s management committee. Prior to that, Dr. Mattar was the Director of Financial Markets Division at the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority (DIFC), where he performed macroeconomic and financial markets analysis for DIFC’s strategic decisions. Dr. Mattar makes frequent appearances in various regional and international media outlets and holds a Doctorate in Risk Management from the Sloan School of Management at MIT as well as a Master of Science in Construction Finance from MIT and a Bachelor of Engineering from the American University of Beirut.