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Gateway Funds

SHUAA Asset Management provides some of the best options for investors looking to access regional stock markets. We currently sponsor and manage a number of investment funds targeting the MENA region, including equity and debt capital markets as well as regional structured portfolios, providing both conventional and Shariah-compliant investment solutions.

Longest Regional Track Record

We hold the longest track record for managing a regional MENA equity fund with the Arab Gateway Fund, which was established in 1999.

Since then, our fund management strengths include:

  • A skilled management team with regional backgrounds and substantial experience earned through full regional market cycles

  • In-house research utilising a well-defined bottom-up, detailed and fundamentally driven process that is consistently adapting and improving through a decade of investment experience in the region.

  • Unparalleled access to information and company management teams resulting in over 100 one-on-one management or company meetings annually

  • Access to a vast broker network of more than 50 brokers in the region and the most competitive, quality execution for our clients

Flagship Fund

Our flagship fund is the Arab Gateway Fund (AGF). It is a Pan MENA, open-ended, investment vehicle offering investors access to over 15 stock markets through a single fund, investing in long-only listed equities. Utilising a blend of top down macro country and sector allocation, as well as bottom up fundamental stock picking, the AGF aims to outperform the S&P Pan Arab Composite Index.

Our other SHUAA Asset Management fund is the award winning Emirates Gateway Fund (EGF).

Fund Market Information

 Arab Gateway FundEmirates Gateway Fund
Structure An open ended investment fund registered in the British Virgin Islands. The Fund is recognised under the Mutual Funds Acts 1996 An open-ended investment trust fund established by the Sponsor in accordance with the provisions of Resolution No. 164/8/94 of the Board of Directors of the UAE Central Bank Objective
Objective To achieve capital appreciation through investing in Arab Equities in a conventional manner To achieve above average long term returns from capital gains and dividend income, principally through investments in publicly traded UAE equity securities
Markets covered Middle East and North Africa The Dubai Financial Market ("DFM"), the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange ("ADX") and NASDAQ Dubai ("NASDAQ Dubai")
Base currency USD AED
Management Fee 1.50% 1.50%
Performance Fee Performance Equalisation - 15% over 10% Simple - 10% over 8%
Minimum subscription USD 100,000 AED 200,000
Weekly Weekly
Administrator Maples Fund Services Maples Fund Services
Custodian RBC Dexia -London N/A
ISIN VGG0504F1009 N/A

Monthly factsheets, prospectuses and forms

Factsheet – October 2016 Download Download
Fund Track Record - September 2016 Download Download
Prospectus Download Download
Subscription Form (Non-US) Download Download
Redemption Form Download  

Fund Performance Summary

BM %
Arab Gateway Fund 17 Dec 1999 07 Feb 2017 USD 28.16 181.60 -6.77 181.60 S&P Pan Arab Composite
Emirates Gateway Fund 17 Apr 2002 07 Feb 2017 AED 15.11 504.40 3.21 504.40 S&P UAE Composite

Disclaimer: SHUAA Capital psc, its affiliates, and the Fund do not provide tax advice, and nothing in this section should be construed as tax advice. Before acting on any such information, consult your own accountant or tax advisor.


SHUAA Asset Management was awarded ‘Best Regional Asset Manager 2015’ by Banker Middle East. While the Emirates Gateway Fund was voted the Equity Fund of the Year for four consecutive years 2011-2015 by MENA Fund Manager.

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