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    A $1 Trillion Opportunity for the GCC Financial Sector

    Challenges in introducing digital wealth management Digital wealth management (“DWM”) – either in the form of an automated portfolio management platform, commonly referred to as ‘robo-advisory’, or a funds supermarket platform – is familiar to most financial firms in the GCC. The GCC financial sector is aware of the under-served mass affluent segment for wealth…

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    Fintechs that create the greatest value will use disruptive capital

    Smart capital is a well known in investment and startup ecosystems. When a founder takes smart capital they are not just taking money. They are betting that the investor is sophisticated and offers other advantages like knowledge and opportunities. In fact the hottest startups spend more time evaluating possible advantages of interested investors for their…

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    Banks that win digital will have a secret edge – Thought diversity

    Banks are no stranger to disruption, having survived them for centuries. Even in technology they have adapted to the compute, internet and mobility eras well. Every new disruption wave brings different platforms, which add value to banks and customers via innovation. There is something different about this era though. The customer lives on a device,…

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    Digital Wealth Management in the GCC

    Levelling the investment playing field between the rich and the not-so-rich  The rich in the GCC have not had any problems in getting international wealth managers to beat a path to their door to provide support and manage their money.  A steady stream of private bankers willingly visits the region to help GCC high net…

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    As time runs out for traditional customer acquisition by banks, digital onboarding comes of age

    Banks can treat onboarding as a process digitization project, or a module to implement as part their digital banking platform. However that would be wasting the potential of one of the most strategic digital banking initiatives possible. Research has consistently shown that customer experience in financial services is leagues behind other verticals that consumers regularly…

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Falcon Capital Group Limited (“Falcon”) is a proprietary investment company based in Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”). Falcon is focused on two distinct areas: (i) MENA Financial Services Sector – Private Equity & Growth Capital; and (ii) GCC Fintech – Start-up & Early Stage Capital.Falcon’s goal is to provide private equity and growth capital to high potential financial services firms in the high growth markets of the MENA region. The unique challenges of investing in the MENA region require a patient, measured approach to create value through long-term growth. Falcon is particularly excited by the opportunities to further build the private sector in North Africa.Falcon’s proprietary GCC Fintech Fund is focused exclusively on providing start-up and early stage capital to fintech initiatives focused on the GCC region. Falcon is seeking outstanding founders and innovators with scalable ideas whom it can partner to drive sustainable and profitable growth. Among others, Falcon is seeking to invest in GCC focused fintech initiatives operating in digital payments, data and software services, digital banking, insuretech and asset & wealth management.

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  • Ashar Nazim
  • George Robb
  • Nadeem Mujtaba
Ashar Nazim

Ashar Nazim

Managing Director , Falcon Capital

George Robb

George Robb

George Robb is the non-executive Chairman of Gulf Wealth Management Limited (“GWM”) and a former Chairman and Group CEO of Aberdeen Asset Management (now Standard Life Aberdeen). Falcon Capital Group Limited recently announced its decision to take a 20% stake in GWM, a UK-based digital wealth management initiative focused on the GCC region. Mr Robb can be contacted at grobb@gwmholdings.co.uk.

Nadeem Mujtaba

Nadeem Mujtaba

Nadeem Mujtaba is the CEO of Gulf Wealth Management Limited (“GWM”). Falcon Capital Group Limited recently announced its decision to take a 20% stake in GWM, a UK-based digital wealth management initiative focused on the GCC region. Nadeem can be contacted at nmujtaba@gwmholdings.co.uk.