AIMS Investment Company, part of AIMS Holding Company is a Jeddah-based investment company that manages the investments of AIMS group across several asset classes and geographical boundaries. primarily invest through one of the three modes mentioned below:
AIMS Investment Company invests in Shariah compliant securities in Saudi Arabia and abroad. The permissible universe of securities is carefully determined after rigorous Shariah screening criteria developed by Al Maqased Institute. AIMS Investment team then carefully analyzes various securities and markets in order to achieve superior returns as per the investment objectives. The investment in securities can be primarily categorized into trading investments, cash yielding investments and investments held for long term capital appreciation. Rather than mimicking standardized benchmarks, AIMS Investment team manages the portfolio with clear objectives and maintaining desired risk profile of the company’s securities portfolio.
AIMS Investment Company also invests in alternative investments both domestically and internationally, to achieve return objectives in excess of those found in traditional asset classes as well as provide diversification. Typical investments in this asset class include private equity funds, real estate funds and income generating funds. AIMS Investment team evaluates the track record of the fund manager in this case and ensures that the investment objectives as spelled by the proposed investment manager reflects the investment theme and the objectives of AIMS Investment Company Private equity funds are illiquid in nature but provide returns and exposure that may not be available in the listed market. Similarly, Real estate funds give AIMS exposure to income-yielding properties and real estate developments globally. Finally, income generating funds provide AIMS exposure to activities like Trade Finance and Commodity Finance etc. which may be a good hedge against adverse market movements in traditional investment markets.
AIMS Investment Company actively seeks opportunities to acquire direct stake in assets and businesses that it believes would provide long term value to the shareholders along with synergies to the existing businesses. This includes acquisition of controlling stake or minority stake in businesses domestically as well as abroad that the management believes offer attractive potential in their respective markets. Such investments in some cases provide diversification opportunities from the traditional businesses being engaged by the group, whereas in other cases do provide business integration opportunities.