With a current footprint spanning six countries in the Middle East and North Africa, EFG Hermes started in Egypt and has grown over 30 years of success to become the region’s leading investment bank. Drawing on our proven track-record & a team of 876 talented employees, we provide a wide spectrum of financial services that include investment banking, asset management, securities brokerage, research and private equity to the entire region. Furthermore, EFG Hermes owns a 19.5% stake in the Lebanese commercial bank, Credit Libanais.
In 2016, EFG Hermes announced the launch of a finance platform EFG Hermes Finance, which will overlook activities in the non-banking finance field through EFG Hermes Leasing and Tanmeyah Microfinance. This comes in light of the Firm’s strategy to focus on two main pillars: geographic expansion into frontier markets and product diversification.
Combining our strengths & expertise in the region, we offer our clients best-in-class products and services that are tailored to their needs to maximize their investment goals in a rapidly changing environment.
EFG Hermes Securities Brokerage enjoys direct presence in six markets and six indirect markets throughout the Middle East and North Africa. The firm’s direct presence in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates allows it to provide an unparalleled diversity of products and services to a wide client base of institutions, high-net-worth and individual clients. Providing its Client’s with the best in class services & products ranging from award winning research, online, mobile and phone trading platforms together with unparalleled access to key markets across the region.
The division has consistently maintained its position as the highest-ranking securities brokerage in Egypt by market executions. EFG Hermes Securities Brokerage has been one of the leading brokerages in Kuwait since 2009. In the UAE, the division was the number one broker on the DFM and third on the ADX in 2011 — and has maintained a leading position across its regional footprint.
EFG Hermes Asset Management is the leading asset manager in the Arab world with c. USD 2.8 billion in assets under management. The team of 29 experienced professionals across three countries manages 17 country-specific and nine regionally dedicated funds, making it the largest and oldest investment manager in the region.
The Division is a market pioneer that manages a diversified portfolio of high-performance funds including both institutional funds and dedicated portfolios, offering traditional and alternative investment solutions including equity, fixed income, money market, indexed, capital guaranteed, as well as Shariah-compliant (Islamic) funds and portfolios with a distinguished track record that dates back 17 years. Clients include institutional investors, family offices, as well as high-net worth individuals.
EFG Hermes Private Equity is one of the Arab world’s leading private equity firms, having raised and managed more than USD 1.2 billion since inception through nine funds. With more than a decade of experience investing across a broad industrial footprint, the firm’s most recently launched fund is the USD 250-300 million EFG Hermes Syria Private Equity Fund. EFG Hermes Private Equity also has a mandate to co-manage the EUR 1 billion InfraMed Fund, an infrastructure fund targeting the Mediterranean, and has USD 925 million in funds under management. The firm has a strong presence in both Cairo and Dubai and leverages the power of the EFG Hermes platform across the region, deriving strength from the Group’s complex network of relationships with major regional corporations, governments and financial institutions.
EFG Hermes Private Equity invests in targets ranging from SMEs to large infrastructure plays using a flexible range of structures from growth capital to PIPE / take-private transactions.
EFG Hermes’ independent Research Division offers clients unparalleled coverage of the MENA markets. By 3Q2013, Research had steadily expanded its offerings to include coverage of 121 companies, distributed across the region. The Division continues to consistently offer investors high-value-added fundamental research. In addition to leading coverage of regional equities, the Research team offers macro-level examination of 11 countries and strategy and equity overviews of 8 key countries in the Arab world.
Its product mix includes equities research, strategy and macro notes, sector overviews, economic notes, and industrial research. The Division now offers more coverage and products than any of its regional competitors. A key differentiator for EFG Hermes Research is its highly experienced team of analysts, which features more analysts “on the ground” than any of its regional competitors. The Team also benefits from its presence in major regional centres including Cairo, Dubai, Riyadh and Muscat, offering an international standard research approach with local flavours.
As part of its social responsibility towards the communities in which it operates, EFG-Hermes established the EFG-Hermes Foundation in 2006. The EFG-Hermes Foundation is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization. Its mission is to assist people and institutions overcome the financial, educational and health-related challenges facing our society.
The Foundation aims to support innovative and sustainable programs that increase the opportunities for those most in need to make a positive change in our local communities.
The EFG-Hermes Foundation’s mainly focuses on healthcare and poverty alleviation in Egypt by helping combating widespread diseases and supporting development initiatives in the housing, water, sanitation, and income generation areas. Other program interests include issues related to education, the environment, gender equality, employment, children rights, youth development, and microfinance.
Since its launch, the Foundation has played a significant role in the development of the society by working with reputable institutions and NGOs on several projects including and not limited to: Unite for Children: Street Children Initiative; Youth Sustainability and Viability Fund; The Paper Recycling and Graphics Center; Nazlet Hussein Housing Project in Menya; Bani Khaled Water and Latrine Facilities in Menya; Hepatitis C Awareness and Combat; Hepatitis B Vaccination campaign for college students; Microfinance; Medical Convoys; School Feeding Program; Community Center for Art for Development; Poverty Alleviation of Ezbet Yacoub in Beni Sweif; Support Children with Cerebral Palsy and the Student in Free Enterprise (SIFE).