Mr. Samhouri joined Aventicum Capital Management (Qatar) and is responsible for managing Qatari and GCC mandates, including Al Hayer GCC Fund and The Qatar ETF, the first ETF listed on the Qatari stock exchange with over USD 100 million in assets. Talal has over 22 years of asset management and investment banking experience in the MENA region and the USA
Talal joined from Amwal where he was Head of Asset Management. Prior to that, he was the head of Private Equity and Corporate Finance at Dar Al Mal Ltd. in DIFC where he was responsible for launching a UK Real Estate Fund, in addition to advising on M&A and capital structure mandates for GCC institutions and family groups. Previously, Talal headed the MENA Asset Management Division of Global Investment House in Kuwait, with assets under management of over $ 3.5 billion, he was responsible for establishing and running the asset management team across 4 regional offices in the MENA region. Formerly, Talal was a fund manager and then head of the asset management department at AB Invest (previously Atlas Investment Group), a subsidiary of Arab Bank Group, where he established and managed several conventional and Sharia-compliant funds and mandates. Before moving back to the MENA region, Talal started his career in auditing and then financial advisory in the U.S. with American Express Financial Corp. During his tenure, Talal has built a comprehensive experience in sourcing, structuring and managing various investment opportunities in the MENA region.
Talal has earned his B.Sc. In Accounting and MBA in Finance, Real Estate and Insurance. In addition, he is a CFA Charterholder since 2003.