Emad Mostaque

Co-Chief Investment Officer of Capricorn Fund Managers, United Kingdom

Emad is the Co-Chief Investment Officer of Capricorn Fund Managers, where he focuses on portfolio construction, risk and country and sector allocation.

Prior to joining Capricorn he was a strategist at Ecstrat, a research consultancy that focuses on the intersection of governments, geopolitics, governance and markets and was also a strategist Religare Capital Markets, an Emerging Markets investment bank.

In his role he advised several Middle Eastern governments and some of the leading funds globally on potential structural shifts, building on insights from behavioural science and game theory.

Emad has had a particular focus on the structure of oil markets and developments in the Middle East and Africa region, being one of the few to predict the fall of West Iraq in 2013; Business Insider’s most important chart of the year. He appears regularly in global press on these areas and has written for a variety of publications including the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal.

Before moving onto the advisory side, Emad was a hedge fund manager and strategist at Pictet Asset Management, managing global, Shariah-compliant, emerging and frontier funds and mandates as well as being a member of the Pictet Strategy Unit.

Emad holds an MA in Mathematics and Computer Science from Oxford University and has studied Islamic law for 17 years, co-founding Ananas, a project using modern technology to provide access to reliable religious information and resources, helping fight extremism and building stronger communities.