16-Sep-2014
Al Mal capital to act as local promoter in the UAE of C-Quadrat Arts total return dynamic

Al Mal Capital is very pleased to announce that we have signed with C-QUADRAT (Austria) to act as a promoter to their total return fund "C-QUADRAT ARTS Total Return Dynamic" in the United Arab Emirates. C-QUADRAT is an asset manager specializing in quantitative and discretionary absolute and total return strategies. The company was established in 1991 and is well-known for its analysis of investment funds and as an innovative asset manager.

Al Mal Capital is very pleased to announce that we have signed with C-QUADRAT (Austria) to act as a promoter to their total return fund "C-QUADRAT ARTS Total Return Dynamic" in the United Arab Emirates. C-QUADRAT is an asset manager specializing in quantitative and discretionary absolute and total return strategies. The company was established in 1991 and is well-known for its analysis of investment funds and as an innovative asset manager. With offices in Vienna, London, Frankfurt and Geneva and sales activities in 17 countries, C-QUADRAT is active throughout Europe.

For a comprehensive and reasonable product range C-QUADRAT uses its expertise in different asset management strategies. ARTS Asset Management, a 45% subsidiary of the C-QUADRAT Group, has managed the total return funds for the C-QUADRAT Group for ten years, with quite some success: over the past five years the funds managed by ARTS have received more than 100 awards.

C-QUADRAT ARTS Total Return Dynamic has flexible investment guidelines. It may invest up to 100 % of its assets in equity and bond funds as well as (near-) money market funds. In some cases, the equity quota may also be fulfilled by investing in individual stocks. To implement this investment policy, the fund management makes increased use of a total return approach. The fund's management uses a technical trading program developed by ARTS Asset Management (a 45 % subsidiary of the C-QUADRAT Group) with a short- to medium-term trend-following orientation. Funds showing upward movement in the short to medium term are given the highest weighting in the portfolio. The investment strategy does not follow a benchmark and instead seeks to realize long-term absolute growth in all market phases.

Tariq Qaqish, Head of Asset Management at Al Mal Capital, said: "We are excited that we have found a trustful and successful partner in Europe. The cooperation with C-QUADRAT enables us to offer our valued clients the opportunity to invest in the fund C-QUADRAT ARTS Total Return Dynamic." C-QUADRAT founder and management board member Alexander Sch├╝tz comments: "We are delighted that we have the possibility to offer our product to investors in the UAE with our partner Al Mal Capital. With this agreement we will continue to pursue our strategy of continuous growth in asset management as our core business and thus continue to realize top results for our investors worldwide."

The goal of the C-QUADRAT ARTS Funds is to achieve positive long-term returns independently of the performance of the stock markets. The fully automated trend-following ARTS Tradingsystem permanently analyses over 10,000 investment funds worldwide and selects the funds with the strongest trends - independent from human emotions.


ABOUT AL MAL CAPITAL
Al Mal Capital is a diversified, multi-line investment institution, licensed and regulated by the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates and headquartered in Dubai. The Company commits to uphold the highest levels of service quality, integrity and corporate governance standards, and places a strong emphasis on the company's principles in conducting business. Al Mal Capital offers a wide range of investment products and services for institutions, banks and HNWI's, encompassing Investment Banking, Asset Management, and Brokerage.

Contact information:
Al Mal Capital PSC
T: + 971 4 360 1111
Email: assetmanagement@almalcapital.com
www.almalcapital.com

ABOUT C-QUADRAT

C-QUADRAT is an asset manager specializing in quantitative and discretionary absolute and total return strategies. The company was established in 1991. It has been listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt stock exchange since 2006 and since May 2008 on the Vienna stock exchange. C-QUADRAT is well-known for its analysis of investment funds and as an innovative asset manager. Both institutional clients and private investors rely on its expertise. With offices in Vienna, London, Frankfurt and Geneva and sales activities in 17 countries, C-QUADRAT is active throughout Europe. On May 15, 2014 the C-QUADRAT Group's volume of assets under management amounted to EUR 5.05 billion.

ARTS Asset Management GmbH, a 45 % subsidiary of the C-QUADRAT Group, is an Austrian investment firm, which has specialised in the development of technical, quantitative trading systems. Complex mathematical frameworks form the basis of active funds management, by which all investment decisions are made independent of human emotions. Basis for the successful implementation of fully automated trading systems is formed by a proprietary, carefully maintained and daily updated database, containing data for around 10,000 investment funds worldwide.

Contact information:
C-QUADRAT Investment AG
www.c-quadrat.com

 Zawya Press Release 2014