Head of Asset Management, QInvest
Dr. Ataf Ahmed is the global head of Asset Management for the QInvest group. He is responsible for launching and building the asset management franchise from inception in 2013 to a multi strategy and multi-asset class business, with a team located in four countries managing close to US$ 1 Billion. The Asset Management group has won multiple awards and created QMAP, QInvest’s managed account fund platform, which is the world’s first open architecture Sharia’a compliant managed account platform.
Prior to joining QInvest, he was a Director in the UBS Wealth Management Hedge Funds group in Zurich where he had a range of responsibilities including oversight of a number of multi-billion fund of hedge funds as well as overseeing the advisory fund of hedge fund platform for the bank on a global basis. Dr. Ahmed started his career in the Barclays Group where he had a number of roles in different countries and parts of the organization and his last role was Head of Strategic Asset Allocation for Barclays Wealth in London. In his various roles, he has built quantitative optimization processes that utilize a range of risk and return metrics and can be optimized against multiple risk variables. Through this period he gained extensive experience in investment management across both traditional and alternative investments
Dr. Ahmed has PhD in Semiconductor Physics from the University of Cambridge and is CFA Charterholder.