Ajeej Capital is an independent, management owned, asset manager, based in Dubai, UAE.
The firm was founded in 2007 by Tarek Sakka and Fouad Dajani. The impetus behind this was driven by an idealistic undercurrent, in order to participate in and influence the evolution of the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) capital markets, through the development of a leading independent alternative investment management company that would provide a fundamentally driven investment methodology focused on the region. The founders believed that there was a gap in the market and set out to bring to it a leading independent investment manager of the standards of the best of bread on a global basis to attract the most sophisticated global institutional investors.
Initially and for the first five years of its establishment, Ajeej was based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2007-2012), and in 2012 moved core operations to the Dubai International Financial Centre in the UAE, where is it regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority ("DFSA") under a Category 3c licence.