Alpha is an investment management firm that provides investment advice to high net worth individuals, wealthy families and institutional investors. The firm is a fixed income specialist with expertise across the risk spectrum: sovereigns, credit, investment grade, high yield, emerging markets and asset-backed securities.
The firm also manages fixed income assets on a discretionary basis for its clients through its Managed Accounts Programme (MAP) and in partnership with other global fixed income managers for institutional investors.
Within the broader fixed income space, Alpha has execution capabilities across the cash markets as well as in derivatives, including financial futures and repo.
Through its partnerships with the premier global investment banks. Alpha has the capability to provide its clients access to all the assets classes including equities, fixed income, currencies, commodities, mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity, structured products and Shariah-compliant products. Accounts can be opened and assets booked with banks in any of the major financial centres of the world, including London, New York, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Geneva and Zurich.
The firm’s principals are:
Adnan Aziz Ahmed – Managing Partner (London)
Adnan Aziz Ahmed holds a post-graduate (MA) in Economics from both Cambridge and Oxford University and has over 30 years investment banking experience. 25 of those in London initially with Lehman Brothers, where he was an Executive Director and later at Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB). He is a fixed income specialist.
Aamir Riaz- Managing Director (New York)
Aamir is an Economics graduate from the University of Karachi, Pakistan and has passed both the Series 7 and Series 3 FINRA exams in the US. He has more than 35 years experience in investment banking, having started his career with Merrill Lynch in Dubai (UAE) in 1976, later moving to New York with EF Hutton and then emabrking on a career with Oppenheimer Inc that was to span almost 2 1/2 decades. Aamir has had extensive experience of the entire spectrum of investment products including equities, fixed income, currencies, energy, futures and options, repo and alternative investments.
Adnan and Aamir are supported by a team of analysts and legal and compliance professionals.