Chief Executive Officer, Arabesque Asset Management

Omar Selim

Omar Selim is the founder of Arabesque and its Chief Executive Officer. Mr Selim has 20 years’ experience in international investment banking, having held senior positions at UBS, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse.

He joined Barclays in 2004, where he was responsible for a multibillion dollar revenue budget and over a thousand staff.

In 2012, he initiated the values based asset management project at Barclays, originating the concept and developing it into Arabesque, in cooperation with professors from theuniversities of Stanford, Oxford, Cambridge, Maastricht, and Fraunhofer. Arabesque was established in June 2013 through a management buy-out from Barclays.

Led by founder and CEO, Omar Selim, Arabesque is headquartered in London and has a large research hub in Frankfurt, together with an advisory board of highly respected industry leaders and academics.

Prior Positions

  • Member of Barclays Capital’s European Management Committee
  • Head of Global Markets for the European time zone
  • Chief Executive and Chairman for a number of regions
  • Member of Barclays Bank’s Swiss Supervisory Board