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Neuberger Berman Expands MENA Institutional Client Coverage Team With Senior Hire

London, November 16, 2023 – Neuberger Berman, a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager, bolsters the MENA (“Middle East North Africa”) client coverage team by appointing Laith Khaleq as Managing Director and Relationship Manager.

Based in Dubai, Laith will work closely with Nader Salman and the local team to further strengthen partnerships with institutional investors in the region.

Laith brings over 16 years’ experience and joins from Capital Dynamics, where he spent over six years managing and leading its client coverage, fundraising and business development efforts in the Gulf Cooperation Council. Prior to this, he held a variety of senior roles.

Matt Malloy, Head of Global Institutional Client Group at Neuberger Berman, comments: “We are impressed with Laith’s proven track record of building and maintaining strong client relationships in a dynamic investment environment.

“Laith’s experience and expertise will further enhance our ability to provide top-tier investment solutions to meet the region’s unique requirements. His calibre validates our continuous commitment to the Middle East and its institutional investors.”

Laith Khaleq adds: “Neuberger Berman’s presence and development in the MENA region offers opportunities for institutional investors both in liquid and illiquid markets, and across a myriad of asset classes. I am really excited about the opportunity, and I look forward to working with teams regionally and globally.”

About Neuberger Berman

Neuberger Berman, founded in 1939, is a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager. The firm manages a range of strategies—including equity, fixed income, quantitative and multi-asset class, private equity, real estate and hedge funds—on behalf of institutions, advisors and individual investors globally. Neuberger Berman’s investment philosophy is founded on active management, engaged ownership and fundamental research, including industry-leading research into material environmental, social and governance factors. Neuberger Berman is a PRI Leader, a designation awarded to fewer than 1% of investment firms. With offices in 26 countries, the firm’s diverse team has over 2,750 professionals. For nine consecutive years, Neuberger Berman has been named first or second in Pensions & Investments Best Places to Work in Money Management survey (among those with 1,000 employees or more). The firm manages $439 billion in client assets as of September 30, 2023. For more information, please visit our website at

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