Service Providers

The directory includes a list of companies that support the IR function in the Middle East, categorised by their main area of expertise.

All listed service providers have a proven track record in the region in the field of investor relations in the region.

Financial PR Agencies

Advert One Communications is a division of Shawaf International Co. Ltd. Advert One offers clients top quality, innovative, integrated financial communication solutions.

We provide in-depth knowledge and support throughout the projects which include: IPOs, RIs, M&A, Sukuk and PP.

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Mustafa OthmanManaging Director
+966 50 523 4749
mustafa.othman@advert1.com
Conference Call

Arkadin helps businesses build a more flexible working environment and enhance their productivity by delivering Cloud Communication services.

More than technology alone, we understand that it’s people working with people that actually creates positive change.  Whether its delivering a large event, making video systems interoperate or enabling global Cloud voice, we look after every aspect of the project and we take the hassle out of user adoption.

At Arkadin we have successfully transformed our own business by putting our people at the heart of our communications:  we work with all our customers to help them do the same, to create a digital workplace that will thrive because it is designed around the people who will enjoy it.

Present in 33 countries and part of NTT Communications, we have been changing the way businesses communicate for fifteen years.  We continue to learn from our base of 50,000 clients: many business challenges are similar but every business demands unique attention.

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Maxime BoudierBusiness Development / Account Manager
T: +971 44 462 966
E: m.boudier@arkadin.com
IR Apps / Terminals

Sitting on the desks of 325,000 of the world’s most influential decision makers, the Bloomberg Terminal is a modern icon of financial markets. Launched in 1981, long before PCs and the internet became ubiquitous, the Bloomberg Terminal brought transparency to financial markets. It connected market participants to a groundbreaking data, analytics and information-delivery service — and revolutionized an industry.

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David MassiasMarket Specialist Equity - EMEA
T: +971 4 449 2323
E: dmassias@bloomberg.net
Corporate Access

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries. As of June 30, 2018, BNY Mellon had $33.6 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.8 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK)  

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Mahmoud SalemManaging Director - Head of EMEA
T: +1 21 281 52248
E: mahmoud.salem@bnymellon.com
Executive Search Firm

Broome Yasar Partnership is the leading international executive search firm specialising in securing the very best leadership talent in investor relations & corporate affairs.  We are a trusted partner to organisations looking to hire the most coveted industry leaders and have successfully appointed investor relations and communications executives with over 400 companies across the globe.  We build long-term relationships with investor relations and corporate affairs specialists seeking unrivalled, objective career counsel and ultimately their next role. We recently launched a ground-breaking report which showcases the extraordinary rise of today’s IRO.

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Oskar YasarManaging Partner
+44 (0) 7980811710
oskar@broomeyasar.com
Financial PR Agencies

Brunswick is an advisory firm specializing in critical issues and corporate relations: a global partnership with 24 offices in 14 countries. Founded in 1987, Brunswick has grown organically, operating as a single profit centre, allowing the Firm to respond seamlessly to clients’ needs, wherever they are in the world.

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Rupert YoungSenior Partner
T: +971 4 560 9636
E: ryoung@BrunswickGroup.com
IR Apps / Terminals

DirectFN – a leading MENA Fintech company based in Dubai, (also known as Mubasher) is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Technology Group (NTG). NTG is one of the largest ICT companies in the Middle East based in Saudi Arabia.

DirectFN IR solution comprises of web and mobile solutions - with 360 degree coverage on company information including stock prices, interactive charts, company announcements, disclosures, corporate actions, calculators, factsheets and many more.

Web solution is based on latest HTML5 technology with mobile responsive capabilities. Mobile solution is available on iOS and Android operating systems. Both the solutions are available in English and Arabic languages.

DirectFN IR solution also provides market intelligence solutions for IR departments to support their peer’s analysis paralleled with industry/market news, research reports and all required financial and market data for internal reporting activities.

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Abdo Khoury Head of IR and Market Data Feed Solutions
T: +971 4 423 0390
E: a.khoury@directfn.com
Annual Report

Emperor is a leading UK-headquartered Brand and Corporate Communications agency, with a regional office in Dubai. We’re a 21 year old market-leader in our space, with 180 employees. Our range of complementary Design services helps our clients to define who they are and what they do, communicate where they’re going and how they will get there, and engage audiences in what they care about and why. We act for nearly 300 corporate clients internationally, including c. 15% of the FTSE350, right through to small-caps and a host of unlisted organisations (including for example Sovereign Wealth Funds, private equity backed businesses and professional advisers, lawyers, accountants). We specialise in IPO communications - no other UK design agency has acted on more flotations than Emperor over the last 20 years. Many of our clients’ listings are on the London markets, but equally some are on Toronto, Abu Dhabi, Johannesburg, Dubai, Moscow, Riyadh, Mumbai, Doha or elsewhere.

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Neil ReynoldsInternational Director
T: +971 (0)5 615 08292
E: neil.reynolds@emperor.works
IR Apps / Terminals

Euroland IR has been assisting companies in improving their Investor Relations by providing Best Practice tools and outstanding 24/7 service for years. Rather than embracing an approach that settles for being a Jack of all trades, we believe in being the master of one.

In niching ourselves and focusing on improving the web based IR communication of our customers, we are able to provide the most technologically advanced and user-friendly solutions in the industry. Our services are second to none.

Intuitive design enables comprehensive understanding of your equity story. It is the blueprint to our tools. Making them accessible and interactive encourages users to engage further with your financial history. This is how we engage investors.

Striving always to stay ahead of the curve, we work tirelessly to reinvent and improve the way you communicate with your investors and build relationships with your stakeholders.

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Lisa MarklundCEO
T: +971 55 211 1501
E: lisa.marklund@euroland.com
Financial PR Agencies

Hanover is an award-winning communications consultancy that advises enterprises, institutions, and individuals on building recognition and enhancing reputation. We design and deliver strategies that unlock insight, shape narratives, harness influencers, activate campaigns, navigate regulations and access markets. Our independent status means we’re both agile enough to coordinate tactical responses in a crisis, and astute enough to create strategies for long-term success.

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Amy PiekDirector
T: +971 55 459 3260
E: apiek@hanovercomms.com
Financial PR Agencies

Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) was the first global communications consultancy to establish operations in the Middle East, more than 30 years ago. Today we have 8 vibrant, interconnected and fully-owned offices across the MENA region – in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Doha, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Manama and Riyadh. H+K in MENA provides governments, brands and businesses with world class strategic communications counsel and localised execution across sectors and services. Our award-winning consultants are trusted advisors for integrated campaigns that drive stakeholders to think + act differently.

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Jennifer KedissaDirector
T: +971 55 729 9595
E: Jennifer.Kedissa@hkstrategies.com
Corporate Access

ingage provides a state of the art IR CRM, feedback and corporate access solution. We work with many of the best known corporates and investment institutions in the world, including over 10% of the FTSE 100 as well as FTSE 250, AIM, DAX, AEX and ASX members. The platform has been developed by senior investment professionals and software engineers to address the changing regulatory landscape and growing responsibilities of a modern IR team.  Unique features include: confidential feedback directly from any investor you meet with and a meeting marketplace allowing you to reach out to any investor, anywhere.  With an average of 10 product development releases each year both on the web product and the state of the art iOS app, we are constantly evolving to the needs of our clients to ensure IR teams have the most actionable insight from all their engagements.

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Michael HuftonManaging Director
+44 (0) 20 7118 2288
michael@ingage.com
Annual Report

Instinctif Partners is a leading consultancy advising companies on IPOs, growth strategies and fundraising. Our team combines strategic insight and deep sector expertise with an integrated approach spanning capital markets, corporate affairs, brand building, internal engagement and public policy. We have extensive experience in advising our clients across a full spectrum of communication challenges; fromB2B and B2C brand building, social media strategy and reputation management through to financial PR and transaction support. Instinctif Partners has worked with prominent listed clients in the region against a backdrop of increasingly challenging and uncertain global and local markets.

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Samantha BartelManaging Partner
T: +971 50 656 8851
E: Samantha.bartel@instinctif.com
IR Surveys

For over 50 years, Institutional Investor has built its reputation on providing award-winning editorial for the world's most influential decision makers in global asset management and banking. This prestigious audience relies on Institutional Investor to provide in-depth coverage of the people and events impacting the world's economy and all facets of institutional asset management. Institutional Investor offers highly-respected proprietary benchmark research and rankings on buy-side and sell-side research, hedge funds, corporates, fixed income and asset management, and has a proven history of anticipating the personalities and trends most likely to influence the global financial markets. The website reaches a highly engaged global audience and has regular features that focus on: Social Currency, Corner Office, Portfolio, and Research. In March 2018, Institutional Investor acquired Extel and is integrating it into the Institutional Investor Research business.

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Amani KorayeimDirector, All-EMEA Sales and Product Development
+44 20 7779 8888
amani.korayeim@institutionalinvestor.com
Annual Report

MerchantCantos is a leading provider of investor communication solutions. We have been operating in the Gulf for the past 7 years - during this time we have produced multiple award winning annual reports, executive interview videos and IR websites for some of the region’s leading businesses. We have considerable experience working on corporate transactions such as IPO’s and Merger & Acquisitions.

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Dominic WhitingDirector
T: +971 4 446 6270
E: dwhiting@brunswickgroup.com
IR Apps / Terminals

Nasdaq Boardvantage, is the next-generation board portal and leadership collaboration software, making every aspect of board meetings, and collaboration among directors, committees, and leadership teams, simpler and easier to manage. The platform’s intuitive interface and robust security features allow directors and leadership teams to work together far more efficiently, productively, and strategically. Trusted by more than 4,000 public, private, and non-profit organizations worldwide - including over half of the Fortune 500 - our award-winning platform meets the critical needs of today’s leaders while keeping their content and communications safe.

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Sameer SehgalHead of Business Development (Middle East)
T: +971 5885 76815
E: sameer.sehgal@nasdaq.com
IR Apps / Terminals

Refinitiv, formerly the Financial & Risk business of Thomson Reuters, is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure. Serving more than 40,000 institutions in over 190 countries, we provide information, insights, and technology that drive innovation and performance in global markets. Our 160-year Reuters heritage of integrity enables customers to make critical decisions with confidence, while our unique open platform, best-in-class data, and cutting-edge technology bring greater opportunity to our customers. By advancing our customers, we drive progress for the entire financial community.

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Michael RautmannHead of Market Development
+971 52 556 8972
michael.rautmann@refinitiv.com
Financial PR Agencies

Teneo is a global advisory firm that works exclusively with the CEOs and leaders of the world’s largest and most complex companies providing strategic counsel across their full range of key objectives and issues. Comprised of the most senior talent, we work collaboratively to solve the most complex issues. Our teams integrate the disciplines of strategic communications, investment banking, management consulting, political risk analysis, talent development, risk management, digital analytics, corporate governance, government affairs and corporate restructuring to solve for the most complex business and reputational challenges and opportunities. The Firm was founded in June 2011 by Declan Kelly, Doug Band and Paul Keary and now has more than 700 employees located in 16 offices around the world.

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Nicholas McDonaghSenior Managing Director

E: nicholas.mcdonagh@teneostrategy.com