The first independent Shariah-compliant financial institution to be regulated by the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority, Qatar First Bank (QFB) was originally founded in 2009 as Qatar First Investment Bank, before re branding in 2013. Today QFB provides the full range of Shariah-compliant products and services, including alternative investments focused on private equity and real estate, private banking and wealth management, corporate and institutional banking, as well as treasury and investments. In keeping with QFB’s ambition to become a leading global player in the Islamic banking sector, its clientele – individuals, corporate and institutions – includes those within Qatar and those seeking a gateway into the country.