NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Wahed Invest Inc., the New York based Islamic Robo-advisory firm, announced today the appointment of Mr. Khalid Yousaf as the Chief Operating Officer. Prior to his appointment at Wahed, Khalid was with KPMG serving as its Director of Islamic Finance & Financial Advisory Services. Other notable positions previously held by Khalid include: Director of Islamic Finance at Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), Managing Director of Bank of America in London and VP at Citibank in six different countries in various senior roles. In his role as Director of DIFC, Khalid was responsible for developing a unique value proposition and attracting Islamic Financial Institutions to operate from the DIFC platform.
Khalid has been brought onboard to lead the initiative for global institutional partnerships. He will also oversee the development of an Islamic pension offering for the MENA region, where private sector employee pension plans are in great demand.
The move aims to help Wahed reach a 2 billion+ Muslim population worldwide. "I am delighted to welcome Khalid to the Wahed executive team," said Junaid Wahedna, CEO, Wahed Invest Inc. "His expertise and leadership will be instrumental as we continue to advance our global growth strategy." According to Khalid, "I am confident in Wahed's unique value proposition and its product offering. I look forward to introducing Wahed's technology platform to the MENA market where there is a substantial need for a halal investment solution for retail investors."
Wahed is an SEC registered Investment Advisor that provides retail investors with halal portfolio management services. Wahed is currently accessible in the United States and aims to be available in more than 100 countries as early as 2017. The platform can be accessed anytime on www.wahedinvest.com. For further information, please contact Wahed Invest on email@example.com or visit our Press Page at: https://wahedinvest.com/press.php
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