Watani Investment Company KSCC (“NBK Capital”), a leading investment management firm in the region, sets the standard in growth-focused innovative financial products and services. A world-class investment house, NBK Capital’s customer-centric approach provides forward-thinking solutions that address the specific investment needs of clients and investors, institutional customers and high-net-worth individuals.

Differentiated, value-added financial products and services

NBK Capital leverages local and regional experience and expertise by combining the strengths, resources and global network of the National Bank of Kuwait, one of the largest and oldest financial institutions in the country, with best-in-class investment structuring and execution, on a broad array of financial strategies to consistently deliver integrated value-added solutions.

Innovative products, creative thinking, timely implementation and excellence in service are the standards of quality that have recently earned NBK Capital numerous internationally acclaimed awards including:

  • “Best Asset Manager in Kuwait for the Year 2017” by MENA Fund Manager
  • “Equities Manager of the Year 2016 – MENA” by Global Investor
  • “Deal of the year 2016 – Bonds: Corporate Winner – Middle East” by the Banker Magazine and the Financial Times Group
  • “Best Investment Bank in Kuwait – 2016” by Euromoney Awards of Excellence
  • “Best Asset Manager in Kuwait for the Year 2015” by Global Investor
  • “Best Investment Bank in Kuwait of the Year 2015” by Euromoney Awards of Excellence

In addition, MENA Fund Manager awarded NBK Gulf Equity Fund, managed by NBK Capital, “Best 3-Year Performance for GCC Equity fund with assets above USD 30 Million”, and NBK Kuwait Equity Fund, managed by NBK Capital, “Best Kuwait Equity” for the Year 2017.

These highly acclaimed accolades are a testament to the ethos of the organization as an expertly informed and customer service-focused leader in the market.

Operating regionally from Kuwait, Dubai, Istanbul and Cairo, and with over 170 investment professionals, NBK Capital prides itself on a reach and scale that is global, a presence that is regional and a service level that always remains personal.

Summary Financial Information

Watani Investment Company KSCC (“NBK Capital”) is a Kuwaiti closed shareholding company established in the State of Kuwait on 8/6/2005 under the Commercial Companies Law No. 15 of 1960 repealed by the Companies Law No. 25 of 2012 (amended by Law No. 97 of 2013) repealed by the Companies Law No. 1 of 2016.

Watani Investment Company is registered with and licensed by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. It is also licensed and regulated by the Capital Markets Authority.

The issued and paid-up capital of the company is KD 15,620,000. National Bank of Kuwait S.A.K.P. is the main shareholder in the company with an interest amounting to 99.93% of the company’s capital.

The total Assets under Management as of 31 December 2016 excluding brokerage and custody services was KD 1,929 million.

The financial statements of the company are consolidated within the financial statements of its parent company (National Bank of Kuwait S.A.K.P.) which may be accessed at: nbk.com/nbk-group/investor-relations.html

The external auditor of NBK Capital is Mr. Bader Alabduljader, Ernst & Young (Al Aiban, Al Osaimi & Partners).