Basim HabibHead of Research, Middle East at Preqin
Basim is the Head of Middle East Research at Preqin. Within his role, Basim is responsible for data coverage growth of investors and fund managers across Private Equity, Venture Capital, Real Estate and Private Debt based out of Preqin’s Dubai office.
Previously, Basim assumed the role of Vice President at the Investbridge Group’s Global Alternatives and Distribution division, serving as a senior client contact for regional institutional investors. In addition, Basim was responsible for keeping up with regulatory and macroeconomic developments on the regional alternative funds industry, while working closely with the investment team in sourcing and distributing of niche and uncrowded investment opportunities. Prior to joining the Global Alternatives division, was responsible for the monitoring and oversight of investment transactions for the group’s fund platform division, executing due diligence on incoming funds, and ensuring smooth running of operations as the fund platform’s operator. Basim began his career as a Consultant at Deloitte’s Financial Risk and Regulatory Advisory team, where he was responsible for developing bespoke risk and control matrices, and executing organizational wide risk assessments for regional/global financial institutions and investment houses.
Basim holds a BA in Business Management from the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University, Boston, MA, United States.