The Qatar Insurance Company is the biggest player in the Qatar insurance market.
The Qatar Insurance Company S.A.Q. (QIC) acts as the Company's Investment Adviser.
Qatar Insurance Company (QIC) is a publicly listed composite insurer with a consistent performance history of over 55 years and a global underwriting footprint. Founded in 1964, QIC was the first domestic insurance company in the State of Qatar. Today, QIC is the market leader in Qatar and a dominant insurer in the GCC and MENA region. QIC is one of the highest rated insurers in the Gulf region with a rating of A/Stable from Standard & Poor’s and A (Excellent) from A.M. Best. QIC has a global presence with operations in Qatar, UAE, Oman, Kuwait, London, Zurich, Singapore, Bermuda, Malta, Gibraltar and Shanghai. Also, QIC has a global reach through Lloyd’s based subsidiary, Antares.
The Investment Adviser's investment department has a cumulative experience of over 100 years' in managing investments across multiple geographies. The department manages an investment portfolio (including cash) of ~US$7.5 billion as at 31st December 2019.
QIC is listed on the Qatar Exchange with a market capitalisation of ~QR10.3 billion (~US$2.8 billion) as at 31st December 2019. The Government of Qatar retains a 13.67% shareholding in the company.
Jubin Jose has over 15 years of extensive experience in investment management and research. Jubin joined QIC in 2007 and has an excellent long-term investment track record. At QIC, Jubin is responsible for the management of the Gulf Investment Fund portfolio and QIC’s Qatar equity portfolios and external mandates. Jubin follows a deep research investment approach to build portfolios with long term return potential, after rigorous quantitative and qualitative analysis. He has over 13 years' experience of working in the Middle Eastern Markets and has wide-ranging knowledge of GCC region stock markets.
Bijoy is a senior equity analyst and is involved in the day to day management of the Gulf Investment Fund. He has over 9 years of investment experience, of which, more than 7 years has been in the GCC region stock markets. Bijoy joined QIC in 2014 and is responsible for generating new ideas and expanding the capacity and capabilities of the investment research division. Prior to QIC, Bijoy worked for nearly four years focusing on industry and equity research. He holds an MBA degree in Finance from Bharathidasan University, India and is currently pursuing CFA (level 3 candidate)