Morteza Capital Ltd,an investment management and advisory firm specializing in hotel and leisure investments, has been awarded an Investment Adviser’s License by the Capital Market Development Authority (CMDA), becoming the second licensed investment manager in the Maldives, and the first to specialise in hospitality and leisure related investments. Morteza Capital is led by a team of Maldivian and international investment professionals with backgrounds in hotel and real estate investment, banking and investment management.

The Investment Adviser’s License will enable Morteza Capital Ltd to structure and manage funds and investments on behalf of private individuals and public institutions. The firm aims to provide investors access to investment opportunities mainly in the Maldivian hospitality sector, but also has broader plans to invest in diversified industries.

Ghaly Murthala, Managing Director of Morteza Capital Ltd, said: “Even though the Maldives is one of the top performing hotel markets in the world, investments into this space have not been very accessible. We hope to change this by offering investors the opportunity to participate in collective investments, managed by a professional team and governed under international best practices.”