Mon 27-06-2011 01:38 AM
First Capital Of Switzerland Investment Bank (FCS) opens at DIFC
WAM DUBAI: The First Capital of Switzerland Investment Bank, or FCS, has launched its operations at Dubai International Financial Center, or DIFC.
Sheikh Nahayn Bin Mubarak Al Nahayn, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, in remarks at the ceremony, said:" the bank has become one of the finest investment banks in the region, building sustained value for its customers and investors." "May it always be an organization of unquestioned integrity, a shining model of success, with a special focus on contributing to the prosperity of the region and its people," he added.
He expressed gladness that "FCS's business strategy in the UAE and the region is based on a long-term investment in the communities it will serve and on providing sound advice to individuals and companies that will support the region's overall plans for economic growth and prosperity." Abdulrahman Murtaza Al Ansari, Chief Executive Officer of (FCS), described the opening of FCS as a hugely exciting new business venture within the region, saying, "We are bold and ambitious and while others are still reeling from the "fall-out" produced by the financial crisis. FCS will go where others still fear to go." FCS offers complete Investment Banking Services covering all products in all market sectors He added: "FCS offers debt and restructuring advice using our extensive network to raise money for our clients, help form strategic partnerships and conduct research and analysis on behalf of clients. Dubai and the UAE lies at the very heart of the region predicted to produce the most rapid revenue growth globally over the next 3 years." Dubai-based boutique firm, FCS has established its new offices in the DIFC, offering a unique range of financial products and advisory services across the region, as well as developing ongoing strategic ties within MENA, GCC, SE Asia, China, India and LATAM regions.
Anthony D'Aniello, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Wealth Management for FCS stated: "FCS offers a wide range of Wealth Management strategies for high net worth individuals, Financial Institutions and Corporates; including Asset Management, Trust and Family Office services. FCS's key focus is to provide the region's HNWI's with tailor made services specific to their financial and succession planning requirements." With a firmly held belief in the abilities of the region to rise above and recover from the effects of the global recession, recently licensed by the DIFC and regulated by the DFSA, FCS will provide a world-renowned base from which to supply Investment Banking, Asset and Wealth Management and Trust services.
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