Research is fundamental key to the investment decision making process. Research experts at Ithraa are geared to proactively inform investors about the latest market trends, changing market dynamics and expected arousal of the investment opportunities. Research plays the integral part in the company by connecting the investors with informed decision making process, to support the fund managers and to generate the innovative product concepts.

At Ithraa, the research is carried by the team of the highly qualified analysts who have the comprehensive regional and international exposure. Research department is equipped with variety of databases and information systems including, Bloomberg, Zawya, Meta stock and others for the quality and value added research.

We use the either the top down or bottom up approach for analyzing the companies amid the varied factors of every sector. We cover the macro, fundamental and quantitative research for the listed and unlisted companies of the Saudi Arabia and GCC region. We also provide the strategy reports on all asset classes not limited to real estate, fixed income, private equity etc. As on regular basis, the research department is always exploring the opportunities in the small cap stocks.

The objective of the research department is aligned with the vision of the company always seeking to provide for innovative products

Economy and Strategy Reports

As Middle East markets are increasingly seen as a distinct asset class for global investors, the Saudi economy’s strong growth brings it under the spot light. Saudi has witnessed enviable growth, even by emerging market standards for about start of this decade and reaped the booming period on highest ever international oil prices. With macro-fundamentals in place and openness to foreign capital flows, global investor interest, the top 20 ranked in the world competitive Index; Saudi Arabia has been providing the perfect exposure to the local and international investors.

In this context, our macroeconomic research has a twofold purpose:

Keeping pace with dynamic economic trends—both Saudi and international; and

Providing an outlook on future trends.

Our macro-economic research also provides a basis for implications of a top-down approach on various sectors. And, this is where our macro-strategy effort comes in; it aims at building plays from changes in policy as well as economic trends, based on their likely sectoral impact.

Stock Ideas

Idea origination from first principles. Bottom-up research to spot potential multi-baggers. Use of quantitative screens and qualitative mechanisms to identify under-valued high performing companies doing business in emerging sectors with high growth potential and operating in areas where Saudi has a clear edge over the rest of the world.