Leadership

BearBull Group's Leadership

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Alain Freymond

Chairman of the Board

Fernand Garcia

Vice-Chairman of the Board

H.E. Sheikh Khaled Bin Ahmed Al Hamed

Chairman of the Advisory Board

Ahmad Saidali

Chief Executive Officer

Alain Freymond

Chairman of the Board

Alain Freymond is the Chairman of the Board of BearBull Group DIFC and Co-founder and CIO of BBGI Group. BBGI Group is one of the leading independent wealth and asset management firms in Switzerland. Headquartered in Geneva, the firm is regulated by the Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and is a member of the Swiss Association of Asset Managers (SAAM).  Together with Mr. Fernand Garcia, Mr. Freymond is leading BBGI Group’s expansion and investment strategy for institutional and private clients alongside in-house investment funds. Mr. Freymond has conducted numerous academic studies in various fields of investments, which have led to the creation of various successful and efficient investment concepts and financial indices that have proved instrumental for both private and institutional investors. He was the first financial expert in Switzerland to conduct academic studies on real estate investment diversification opportunities and the role of real estate assets in portfolio return optimization for institutional investors. These indices have improved financial markets transparency and helped investors to compare their investments returns to established financial benchmarks, the most popular being the BBGI Private Banking Indices, BBGI Clean Energy Index as well as BBGI OPP2 Compliant Indices for Swiss Pension Funds.

Prior to founding BBGI Group, Mr. Freymond was the head of asset allocation and investment strategy for institutional clients at one of the largest private banks in Switzerland. Mr. Freymond also managed funds on behalf of some of the leading sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East. Mr. Freymond holds a Bachelor of Arts in Management, Economy, and Finance from the Geneva School of Economics and Management.

Mr. Freymond often takes part in internal and external seminars as speaker, and his financial articles are published on a regular basis in various financial publications both in Switzerland and abroad.

Fernand Garcia

Vice-Chairman of the Board

Fernand Garcia is the Vice-Chairman of the Board of BearBull Group DIFC and Co-founder and Head of Asset Management of BBGI Group. BBGI Group is one of the leading independent wealth and asset management firms in Switzerland. Headquartered in Geneva, the firm is regulated by the Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and is a member of the Swiss Association of Asset Managers (SAAM).  Together with Mr. Alain Freymond, Mr. Garcia is leading BBGI Group’s expansion and investment strategy for institutional and private clients alongside in-house investment funds. Mr. Garcia has been instrumental in positioning BBGI Group as a leading independent wealth and asset management firm in Switzerland, managing funds for some of the most prominent Swiss pension funds and institutional clients.

Prior to founding BBGI Group, Mr. Garcia had been a member of investment committees of institutional asset management divisions of several prestigious private and universal banks in Switzerland. Mr. Garcia managed and sat on the governing board of various pension funds in Switzerland and led the management of several investment funds which have been granted international awards in various fields of investments (equities/bonds). Mr. Garcia holds a Master,s degree in engineering and completed his education in finance and economics at the University of Geneva. This dual expertise has been paramount in the development of a unique proprietary quantitative investment tool developed to optimize portfolio management techniques and efficiently manage investment opportunities and risks.

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His Excellency Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Hamed

Chairman of the Advisory Board

His Excellency Sheikh Khaled Bin Ahmed Al Hamed is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of BearBull Group DIFC and Chairman of Khalid Al Hamed Group.

His Excellency Sheikh Khalid Al Hamed is a preeminent member of the Abu Dhabi Royal Family and a respected and reputable multi-entrepreneur and investor who has spent most of his career engaging in business ventures and creating opportunities.

Al Hamed Enterprises (Group of Companies) was established in Abu Dhabi in 1979, and under the leadership of H.E Sheikh Khalid Al Hamed, the group has gradually developed into a highly successful holding company with an established reputation for quality, commitment, and reliability in the United Arab Emirates and other GCC countries.  Al Hamed Enterprises’ portfolio comprises a group of companies engaged in diverse fields of operations and business activities. Al Hamed Enterprises’ main focus is on oil and gas, the security sector, insurance, and education. Currently, Al Hamed Enterprises employs more than 100,000 employees both in the UAE and neighboring GCC countries.

H.E. Sheikh Al Hamed spent his youth in the United Kingdom for his education, which was complemented later in the United States with a Bachelor’s degree in Business. At a very early age, His Excellency demonstrated focus and determination by managing the private office of his late father His Excellency Ahmed Al Hamed and successfully managed the family’s wealth and extensive investment portfolios consisting of real estate, hospitality, and financial assets.

BearBull Group is proud to operate under the esteemed patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Al Hamed, and to contribute to the unparalleled reputation of Al Hamed Enterprises and its leadership.

Ahmad Saidali

Chief Executive Officer

Ahmad Saidali, CEO of BearBull Global Investments Group DIFC, is a dynamic and result oriented finance and real estate professional with an outstanding background in client identification, client acquisition, and deal-making. He brings to the group 10+ years of proven track record in addressing the needs of both High Net Worth Individuals and sophisticated Institutional Investors in the Middle East by providing innovative and applicable wealth management solutions. Equipped with an unparalleled knowledge of the region, Ahmad possesses a strong analytical mind and effective negotiation skills and has developed strong relationships with BearBull Group’s clients and business partners in the Middle East.

Mr. Saidali joined BBGI Group in 2012. He was previously Head of Investment Advisory for private and institutional clients in the Middle East Region. Prior to joining BBGI Group, Ahmad was Head of Real Estate Investments of CBRE in the Middle East, the world’s leading real estate advisory firm, and Head of Indirect Investments and Fund advisory department of CBRE in Switzerland.

Mr. Saidali holds a Master’s Degree in Finance with a Major in Wealth Management as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Geneva School of Economics and Management.

Mr. Saidali often takes part in internal and external seminars as a speaker and has authored numerous financial articles pertaining to global asset allocation,  the merits of the inclusion of real estate into mixed-asset class portfolios and on structuring and corporate governance of real estate investment funds. His various articles and market comments have been published in Gulf News, The National, Emirates 24/7, AGEFI and the Swiss Bank and Finance Magazine.