Qatar Insurance Company, the leading insurer in the Middle East and North Africa region has been ranked as the “Top Investment House” by The Asset magazine for the fourth year in a row. The survey ranked top investment houses in Asian G3 bonds (issued by Asian issuers in USD, EUR and JPY) based on the number of votes won where QIC garnered the most votes by their Astute Investors.
More than 430 different institutions including asset managers, hedge funds, private banks, banks, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds were evaluated and shortlisted during the survey. The ranking methodology used for the survey was based on the number of votes received from top-rated analysts, economists and strategists, sales teams and traders in these institutions. The ranking score was subject to a weighting methodology and was announced in The Asset magazine’s January 2022 issue and on TheAsset.com.
Commenting on the latest accomplishment, Mr. Salem Khalaf Al Mannai, QIC Group CEO stated, “We are honored to be ranked as the Top Investment House from the MENA region for the fourth consecutive year. The prestigious ranking serves as a testament to the resounding success of our business strategy built along a customer-centric and technologically progressive approach, ably backed by the investments team.”
“Investments are a cornerstone for the success of our business. Not only does this showcase the goodwill and reputation that QIC has built over the years of its operation, but also brings to the fore our passion and commitment in maintaining our status as a market leader in the insurance and investment management space.” Al Mannai added.
The Asian G3 Bond Benchmark Review has been conducted annually since 1999, providing a wealth of data on the product needs of institutional investors and the market penetration of institutions active in the Asian G3 bond market and Asian CDS space.
Founded in 1964, QIC was the first domestic insurance company in the State of Qatar. Today, QIC is the market leader in Qatar and a dominant insurer in the GCC and MENA region. QIC is one of the highest rated insurers in the Gulf region with a rating of A/Stable from Standard & Poor’s and A(Excellent) from A.M. Best. In terms of profitability and market capitalization, QIC is also the largest insurance company in the MENA region. It is listed on the Qatar Exchange and has a market capitalization of over $ 4bn.