Wethaq Takaful Insurance

Wethaq Egypt to launch property fund next November

Egypt's Wethaq Takaful Insurance is to launch its first real estate fund during upcoming general assembly scheduled for next November, head of financial and administration affairs Abdel El Aziz Labib said. Wethaq will present 50 million Egyptian pounds (US$6.4 million) as an initial capital for the new fund. The Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA) has granted initial approval for the fund. Wethaq intends to raise the capital of its fund to 250 million pounds within few years after inception, a step toward a plan to launch another fund. Furthermore, Labib said Wethaq's talks with the Egyptian regulator had also included a proposal to establish a new subsidiary to manage the new fund. The new subsidiary shall be 20% owned by Wethaq Egypt, he added.

Wethaq Takaful Insurance invests EGP17m new Suez Canal certificates

Egypt's Wethaq Takaful Insurance has purchased EGP 17 million worth of investment certificates to fund the new waterway along the Suez Canal, said General Manager of Financial and Administration Affairs Abd El Aziz Labib. Labib referred to the Suez Canal investment certificate as a guaranteed saving pool, at an interest rate of 12%, which is higher than those invested in the Treasury bill and bonds. Furthermore, the Egyptian official said Wethaq Takaful's portfolio of total investments reached EGP 230 million by end of last fiscal year 2013/2014. The company plans to boost its investment portfolio to EGP 250 million by end of the current fiscal year.

Alpha Capital to run Wethaq Takaful Egypt's EGP50m mutual fund

Alpha Capital Holding (AC) has been chosen to manage Wethaq Takaful Insurance - Egypt's launched-to-be mutual fund. Wethaq's planned fund will be at an initial capitalisation amounting to EGP 50 million. It is expected to be launched in local markets within the next three months. The Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA) has recently given its regulatory approval for the launch of six open-ended mutual funds by insurance companies, with total capitalisations worth EGP 450 million. Wethaq is currently completing the regulatory procedures required to launch its mutual fund. The fund's investment objective is to provide a savings and investment pool in order to give daily liquidity through accumulating daily returns on the fund's investments.

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