Industry Associations and Certifications

Asyaf Investments is an active member of Saudi Arabia’s Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (VCPEA), an industry body representing the Kingdom’s private equity and venture capital sector.

Asyaf Investments and its funds will be a member of The Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions(AAOIFI), which is an Islamic international autonomous non-for-profit corporate body that prepares accounting, auditing, governance, ethics and Shari’a standards for Islamic financial institutions and the industry.

Saudi Authority for Accredited Valuers (TAQEEM) is the regulator of the valuation profession in Saudi Arabia. Taqeem works on implementing laws and legislations which allow valuers to practice the profession according to the International Valuation Standards (IVS).

Asyaf Investments will be an advocate of Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) guidelines, a strategy and practice to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in investment decisions and active ownership.

Asyaf Investments will follow and implement the International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation (IPEV) Guidelines, on the valuation of Private Capital Investments. The objectives of these Valuations Guidelines is to set out best practice where Private Capital Investments are reported at ‘Fair Value’ and hence to help investors in Private Capital Funds make better economic decisions.

The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) engages, empowers, and connects limited partners to maximize their performance on an individual, institutional, and collective basis. LPs serve as trusted financial stewards who direct critical capital into private equity investments on behalf of their beneficiaries.