From time to time, Jadwa’s research team also publish in-depth reports on select themes.
The Kingdom’s approach to dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic can be held up as an effective model to the world. This relates not only to the initial swift lockdown of the country when news of the pandemic became known, but also around disease analysis, virus tracking and in the roll-out of the vaccination programme.
The role of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is continuously mentioned as an important pillar in both developing and developed economies, as a vital way to spur economic growth and job creation.
The inclusion of Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) into the MSCI EM as well as improved investor sentiment related to higher oil prices were some of the macro-level factors behind Tadawul All Share Indexs (TASI) 7 percent rise in Q2 2018.
Jadwa offered its investors a rare investment opportunity through Jadwa Technology Special Opportunity Funds acquisition of a 49 percent stake in United Matbouli Group (UMG), one of the largest retailers and distributors of electrical appliances and consumer electronics in Saudi. UMG is the sole distributor of Samsung in Saudi Arabia, with double-digit growth in sales and net income, and a 50-year track record of doing business. The investment is structured as a Shariah-compliant closed-end fund and appears here for record only.
Jadwa UK Special Opportunities Fund is an English Limited Partnership. The General Partner is incorporated under the laws of England. The Fund has acquired both income generating assets and has successfully traded jointly invested development land. The Fund has recently refinanced the remaining assets in order to initiate further value enhancing strategies. Future performance is dependent upon further strengthening of both regional office and retail sectors and successful implementation of current value enhancing initiatives.