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SEDCO Capital launches Shariah-compliant investment platform in Singapore

Total AUM surpassed $1 billion.

According to SEDCO Capital, the Saudi Arabian based asset manager and provider of Shariah compliant investment solutions, qualified Institutional investors in Singapore and around the globe can now access one of the world’s largest and most diverse ranges of Shariah compliant funds through authorized and regulated channels. SEDCO Capital has launched a one stop shop investment platform of Shariah-compliant funds to qualified and authorized institutional investors.

SEDCO Capital evolved from a large private family office successfully managing its proprietary money for 16 years to become a full service wealth and asset management firm serving third party institutional and private clients. Investors can now access a total of seven investment funds with total assets under management past the $1 billion mark. SEDCO Capital Global Funds is now one of the world’s largest and most diverse range of Shariah compliant funds.

The latest funds on this platform, the SC Income Fund and SC Global Markets Sentiment Fund, have been launched with an initial size of $100 million and $150 million respectively. Both funds have a range of share classes for different types of investors.

Singapore Business Review interviewed Hasan Al Jabri, CEO of SEDCO Capital, to learn more about the product.

SBR: Please tell us more about the product. 
SEDCO Capital Global Funds (SCGF) is a family of funds covering a range of asset classes. Its primary objective is to provide a diversified set of investment opportunities in global markets, across a number of different asset classes to qualified investors seeking socially and ethically responsible, Shariah compliant investments.

Each fund invests in primarily one class of assets, ie, fixed income, listed equities, real estate, commodities and so on. Each fund is managed by best in class asset managers under the supervision of SEDCO Capital.

SBR: What is significant/unique about this product? 
The SCGF platform itself is now one of the world’s largest and most diverse ranges of Shariah compliant funds. Some of the funds are sophisticated and unique investment solutions that investors may not find elsewhere.

Other funds offer best-in-class asset management at institutional pricing. All funds comply with Shariah principles and offer investors access to investment opportunities at competitive prices.

SBR: Why should investors consider investing in it?
Investors are able to gain access to market leading asset management at institutional-like pricing, while ensuring compliance with Shariah law. SEDCO Capital has seen a clear demand for sophisticated, be-spoke investment solutions and has developed a family of funds to meet this demand.

SBR: Anything you'd like to add?
Shariah investment has the ability to appeal to a wide range of investors. At its core, Shariah investment is simply a form of responsible investing which delivers returns over the long term because it invests in strong, low-leveraged companies. These are very companies that deliver sustainable returns to investors.

At SEDCO Capital we believe that our investment solutions can appeal to any institutional investor wishing to invest in a responsible manner – not just those with a Shariah compliant focus. 

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