Arqaam Capital Establishes Strategic Partnership with US Broker Decker & Co

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Arqaam Capital (“Arqaam”), the specialist emerging and frontier markets investment bank, and US-based institutional equities broker Decker & Co today announced a strategic partnership between the two firms.

The partnership is designed to combine the strengths of the two platforms and will work towards providing US based investors with thought-provoking and value added research, along with seamless execution across the Middle East and African equity markets.

Riad Meliti, Chief Executive Officer of Arqaam Capital, said “Arqaam’s unrivaled ability to execute across key capital markets in the Middle East and Africa coupled with Decker’s strong relationships with North American institutional investors make this partnership a natural fit. I am looking forward to our two firms working closely together as we connect even more global investors with this dynamic and rapidly growing region.”

“Our clients continue to look for more opportunities in frontier economies,” said Mark Decker, founder and CEO of Decker & Co. “We are pleased to offer them the finest and most penetrative research and corporate access available in the Middle East and Africa through this new partnership with Arqaam.”

Arqaam Capital is one of the top institutional full service brokers in the MENA region via seats in key Middle Eastern and African exchanges supported by a strong global network of local executing brokers. Arqaam now covers 260 listed companies in the Middle East and Africa region across 26 countries and a wide range of sectors, including the largest global coverage of MENA equities representing over 60% of GCC market capitalization.

Decker & Co serves investors, including many of the leading emerging and frontier markets mutual fund managers, from its offices in the U.S. and Asia.

The announcement of the new partnership coincides with Arqaam’s hosting of the second annual Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Africa Investors Conference, September 14-15 in Abu Dhabi. Decker & Co is pleased to participate in the conference, which brings together some 70 GCC and African listed companies and over 100 investors.

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