"Succeeding in business is all about making connections." - Richard Branson
Majid Hassan is a seasoned financial services professional and the Founder and CEO of SJW Advisors, an independent alternative investment placement firm established to offer sophisticated investors exclusive access to exceptional alternative investment managers. Majid has a proven track record of over 20 years of placement experience. Prior to establishing SJW Advisors, Majid spearheaded the global fundraising effort for Verno Capital, a boutique asset manager that focuses on Russia and the CIS, where he led a team engaging Middle Eastern and global investors. From 2014-2016, he headed MENA fundraising for Mirabaud Asset Management. Previously, Majid co-founded Prestans Capital (a boutique Investment Banking Advisory and Placement firm focused on the MENA Region SME sector) after heading the fundraising and Investor Relations in MENA as the Regional Director of AIG Investments (currently known as PineBridge Investments) in the DIFC. Since 2006, Majid has raised over USD 850 million from clients including Middle Eastern Sovereign Wealth Funds, Public and Private Pension Funds, Institutional Investors, Family Offices and High Net Worth Individuals.
Mr. Hassan holds an MBA from London Business School (LBS) and is a British Citizen fluent in English and Arabic.