We credit our growth and success to our unique fundraising ability.
We distribute our alternative investment products to Gulf Cooperation Council ('GCC') clients and we have a presence in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
This allows us to provide a high level of personal service to our investor base of prime institutions and high-net-worth individuals in the six GCC countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and the United Arab Emirates.
This dedicated client service has underpinned the success of our business since the beginning of Investcorp. Since our inception in 1982, we have raised more than $27.01 billion from our clients. More recently, we have displayed strong fundraising momentum with $1.9 billion raised in Fiscal Year 2014, bringing total fundraising in the last five fiscal years to $7.0 billion. This long-term relationship with clients in the Gulf - in many cases now spanning several generations - is one of our unique competitive advantages, and leverages the strong brand name we have developed over 30 years of consistent commitment and performance in the region.
1 As of June 30, 2014
Investcorp's active personal relationships with more than 1,000 clients in the GCC region, serviced by dedicated relationship managers and product specialists, ensure we are continually aware of our investors' preferences and can be guided by their wishes.
Product specialists from our investing lines of business work closely with the placement and relationship management team, and they accompany relationship managers on client visits where appropriate.
At Investcorp, we focus on providing a high level of personal service to our investor base of high-net-worth individuals and institutions. For over 30 years, we have succeeded in offering attractive investment opportunities to our clients. Our determination to focus on serving the needs of our clients has led us to develop a range of alternative investment opportunities that offer different levels of risk, return and liquidity, resulting in a portfolio of offerings that cover a broad spectrum of the alternative asset classes.
In many cases, our client relationships now span several generations. This gives us a competitive advantage and a powerful, distinctive brand built upon the strong reputation we have developed over three decades of working in the GCC region.
Our relationship with our clients is based on mutual trust and respect and Investcorp will continue to focus on superior returns for our clients globally.