DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuberger Berman, one of the world's leading employee-controlled money managers, is pleased to announce the appointment of Fahmi Abdulhamid as Vice President of MENA distribution.
Mr. Abdulhamid joins the firm from Franklin Templeton Investments where he was a Regional Sales Manager, responsible for managing distributor relationships in the GCC. Prior to Franklin Templeton Investments he worked for Samba Capital in Riyadh where he was Head of Business Development and Institutional Sales.
Mr. Abdulhamid will be based in Dubai, and will focus on leading the firm's efforts within the MENA third party distribution space as well as working with institutional clients in the region. He will report into Khalid Murgian who joined the firm as Head of MENA in October 2012 and will work closely with Bruce Crystal who is based in the US and has been covering the region for 16 years.
"Fahmi has a deep knowledge of the Middle-Eastern market place and we believe his wealth of experience should position us well in providing exceptional services to our growing client base in the region," said Mr. Murgian.
"I am pleased to join a firm with such a rich investment history and an extensive range of investment products that appeal to institutional clients across the MENA region," said Mr. Abdulhamid.
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