ADSI appoints Alain Raad as its new Chief Investment Officer

ADS Investment Solutions welcomes Alain Raad as its new CIO

Abu Dhabi, 15 April 2023 – ADS Investment Solutions (ADSI), a wealth and asset management firm based in Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), is proud to announce the appointment of Alain Raad as its new Chief Investment Officer (CIO), to drive the company’s investment strategy. Alain’s mandate at ADSI includes advising clients on global macro trend and portfolio allocation, managing discretionary portfolios, managing funds, performing due diligence and selecting third-party fund managers for the company’s open platform.

Alain Raad is a seasoned banking professional with over 20 years of experience in the financial industry across Bahrain, the UK, and the UAE. His expertise includes complex fixed income, commodity, equity, asset management, transaction structuring, portfolio management, financial markets-oriented data science, and quantitative analysis and modelling.

Prior to joining ADSI, Alain served as Executive Director – Head of Structuring for MENA region at VTB Capital, and Vice President – FICC Structuring / Global Head of Islamic Finance at Merrill Lynch, in addition to other leadership roles at BNP Paribas. He is also the founder of IQ-Capital Advisory, a data-driven company focused on asset and wealth management advisory, and proprietary quant trading models development, and the co-founder of PARC Invest SAS, an investment vehicle focused on commercial real estate investments in Europe. Alain holds an MBA in Finance from ESCP Business School, Paris, France.

Commenting on his appointment, Alain Raad said, “I am absolutely thrilled to join such an experienced team of global experts. In today’s fast evolving asset and wealth management industry, the need to continuously innovate in terms of both technology and client-centricity has never been as critical. I look forward to using my experience in technology-driven strategies and quantitative modelling to enhance ADSI’s capabilities even further and contribute to the company’s success.