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London-based investment and advisory firm Centricus, with assets exceeding $40 billion, secures In-Principle Approval (IPA) for an expansion into the UAE. The firm will establish an office in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) to conduct regulated activities, aiming to drive investment in the region.
1. Centricus’ Strategic Expansion
Centricus has successfully obtained In-Principle Approval to extend its footprint into the UAE. With assets surpassing $40 billion, the London-based investment firm is set to conduct regulated activities in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), showcasing its commitment to fostering investment opportunities in the region.
2. ADGM Office and Investment Goals
Centricus’ decision to open an office in the ADGM aligns with its strategic objective of driving investment into the UAE. The ADGM, known for its regulatory framework and business-friendly environment, provides an ideal platform for Centricus to further its investment initiatives.
3. Leadership Appointment: Markus Thomas
Markus Thomas has been appointed as the Senior Executive Officer to oversee Centricus’ business and operations in the ADGM. With a background that includes roles at the Abu Dhabi Investment Office and the Abu Dhabi IPO Fund, Thomas brings valuable experience to his new position. His previous stint at Credit Suisse’s Investment Bank adds depth to his financial expertise.
4. Centricus’ Track Record and Financial Prowess
Centricus, as an investment and advisory firm, boasts an impressive track record with assets exceeding $40 billion under its management. This financial prowess positions Centricus as a significant player in the global investment landscape.
5. Commitment to UAE Investment Landscape
Centricus’ expansion into the ADGM reflects its commitment to fostering investment opportunities in the UAE. The firm’s entry into the ADGM aligns with the market’s growing significance as a hub for financial services and investment activities.
6. Markus Thomas’ Expertise and Experience
Markus Thomas’ prior roles at the Abu Dhabi Investment Office and the Abu Dhabi IPO Fund highlight his familiarity with the local financial landscape. His experience at Credit Suisse’s Investment Bank further underscores his capability to navigate the complexities of the financial industry.
Centricus’ decision to open an office in the ADGM marks a strategic move to capitalize on the region’s growing investment potential. With Markus Thomas at the helm, the firm aims to contribute significantly to the UAE’s dynamic investment landscape.
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