Wednesday 26, July 2017 by Georgina Enzer

Man Group boosts Middle East institutional team

Man Group, the active investment management firm, today announces that Omar Al Yawer has joined the firm as Director of Middle East Sales, based in London.

In his new role, Al Yawer will focus on serving institutional investors across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  

“I am delighted to welcome Omar to Man Group. As our business in the MENA region continues to grow, his appointment reflects our commitment to serving local institutional investors and his wealth of experience will be a great addition to our existing team,” said Steven Desmyter, Head of Sales, EMEA.

Al Yawer brings over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry and joins the firm from Franklin Templeton Investments, where he was Associate Director of Institutional Sales, based in Dubai. At Franklin Templeton Investments, Mr Al Yawer was responsible for institutional investor relationships across the MENA region, focusing on both conventional and Shariah-compliant investors.  

Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, Mr Al Yawer worked for NBK Capital, a subsidiary of the National Bank of Kuwait. Before this, he held positions at firms including John W Henry & Company, TradeStation Securities and JGM Securities. 

Al Yawer will report to Rory Ferguson, Managing Director, Middle East.

“Man Group’s diverse suite of strategies and client solutions presents a compelling opportunity for institutional investors in the MENA region and I look forward to working with Steven and Rory as we continue to serve and develop the firm’s local client base,” said  Omar Al Yawer, Director of Middle East Sales.

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