Investrade was founded in 2003 in the Kingdom of Bahrain and evolved over more than a decade to become a quality boutique investment and asset management firm.
Investrade is regulated by the Central Bank of Bahrain under a category 1 investment firm license. It offers two main financial solutions to its shareholders and private investors’ club; the first is Alternative Investments which includes real estate investments and corporate investments across the US, UK, Europe and the Middle East region.
The second is Treasury and Capital Markets which covers all aspects of global and regional listed securities and structured products. Investrade operates in accordance to the principles of Islamic Sharia law.
Investrade aims to become one of the leading international boutique investment and asset management firms operating under the principles of Islamic Sharia law.
Investrade embraces the values of quality, integrity, transparency and professionalism where it aims to provide its shareholders and private investors with a long-term value proposition and sound investment solutions with aligned interests.
Investrade established a strong corporate governance framework that is designed to protect the interests of all its stakeholders, ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, and enhance organizational efficiency.
Investrade structured its Board committees, Sharia Supervisory Board, Management committees and organizational chart to serve its strategic objectives and offer effective segregation of functions and responsibilities.
The Board of Directors has the following committees in place:
(a) Executive Committee (ExCom)
(b) Audit Risk and Governance Committee (ARGC)
Each of the above committees has specific terms of reference that define its responsibilities, scope and authorities as provided by its charters.
The Management of Investrade has the following committees to support the execution of the Firm’s strategic objectives and provide oversight of the Firm’s activities:
(a) Asset and Liability Committee (ALCO)
(b) Management Investment Committee (MIC)
In addition, Investrade also has an independent risk management and compliance function which reports to the ARGC and ensures that the Firm is compliant with all regulatory as well as Anti-Money Laundering (AML) requirements.
All the Firm’s policies and procedures are reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors on an annual basis.