What’s the definition of Acumen ?
It is the ability to make good judgment and take quick decisions.
With this definition in mind, we selected a team that strives to strengthen our clients’ investments and aims at reaching their precise investment goals.
Acumen Investment team, led by Rana Adawi, brings more than 80 years of combined experience in the financial services industry.
Mrs. Rana Adawi
Chairperson - Acumen Asset Management
Mrs. Rana Adawi, who comes with prime expertise in asset management and over 24 years’ experience in the financial services industry in Egypt, having worked with leading international and regional financial institutions. Mrs. Rana was recognized by regional and global organizations for her leadership, and asset management skills. In 2019 she was awarded the Most Inspiring Woman of the Year by International Business Magazine. In 2018 she was chosen as one of The Middle East’s Most Influential Women by Forbes Magazine, and CEO of the year from Global Investors Group. She was also awarded “Outstanding Achievement by Individual” during MENA Fund Managers Performance Awards, and the Best Asset Management CEO 2018 award from International Finance Magazine. In addition to being awarded the Best Asset Manager and Best Fund Manager in Egypt 2018 from Global Business Outlook. In 2016, she was chosen as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in the economy in Egypt in a ceremony organized by one of Egypt’s top financial magazines under the auspices of the Prime Minister of Egypt. She is a member of the: Top 50 Committee that is taking an active role in the economic development of the country, American Chamber of Commerce, and British Egyptian Business Association- BEBA.
Deputy Managing Director
Mr. Nader Ekdawi comes with over 12 years of experience in the financial services industry, seven of which he spent at EFG-Hermes. He joined Acumen Asset Management upon establishment.
His last position was Vice President and Head of Equity and Derivative Trading in the Asset Management arm of EFG-Hermes. In addition, Mr. Ekdawi was responsible for managing a team of five traders, trading in 11 different MENA equity markets. He currently holds the position of Deputy Managing Director at Acumen Asset Management
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Ahmed Farouk joined Acumen Asset Management in May 2015. He holds the position of Head of Operations in the company.
Mr. Farouk started his career in 2002, as a Senior Operation officer at Sigma Capital (Securities, Book Keeping and portfolio management). Following, in 2006 , he joined EFG Hermes and gradually progressed in positions up till Vice President for Treasury and Capital Market Operations by the end of 2013. In January 2014 Mr. Farouk join ServFund Co. for administration services as Operations Manager & Deputy COO.