Mark Chahwan, Co-founder & CEO

For years, the traditional investment platforms have been expensive with high account minimums and fees, thus catering only to high net-worth individuals. Especially in the UAE environment where the investment plans spiked upwards with a 5% fee, Sarwa unveiled a low-cost platform with fees starting at below 1%. In fact, Sarwa was the first Fintech firm to receive an innovation testing license that allowed them to provide investing services for young retail investors. Mark Chahwan, Co-Founder & CEO, Sarwa, adds, “We were one of the first movers in the Fintech market in the UAE and continue to grow at a strong pace”.

Sarwa is a one-stop shop for all investing needs, from self-directed trade to long-term auto investing. The platform is easy to use wherein the clients are onboarded online in a few minutes. Deploying technology to reduce costs and providing access to professional advice as well as excellent customer service, places Sarwa at an unbeatable position in the Fintech industry of UAE. Clearly, the platform is very intuitive and transparent, wherein clients can have access to their own dashboards, and free educational content including great support.

Products Par Excellence

The platform is catered to clients across the UAE region, with products and features that address the pain points of the community with no transfer costs for local AED accounts and the ability to add wealth beneficiaries. Sarwa Invest is a hands-off, long-term, passive investing service that provides clients with globally diversified and personalized portfolios that reflect their risk profiles. It also offers diversified conventional, halal, socially responsible, and crypto portfolios that have exposure to Bitcoin. Mark asserts, “For Sarwa Invest clients, the technology performs smart rebalancing and dividend reinvestment”.

Its other products entail Sarwa Trade, a commission-free stock trading platform that allows investors to trade on all U.S. exchanges and offers zero-transfer fees for local AED accounts, and Sarwa Crypto, a crypto trading service where clients can buy and sell top crypto currencies with no commission, and zero transfer fees for local AED accounts, with a tight spread.

Since its inception, Sarwa’s mission has always been to democratize investing and make it available to everyone for them to grow their wealth, regardless of net worth, age, or background. On this note, Sarwa helps bring smart, simple, affordable digital investing solutions to the region. The platform also provides a hybrid model with access to on-demand investment experts and a human customer support team. No wonder, Sarwa was bestowed with awards such as “Forbes Middle East’s Top 25 Fintech Companies 2022”, “Gulf Business Awards 2022 - Online Trading”, “Finance Derivative - Most Innovative Financial Advisory Firm UAE 2022”, and many more.

For the road ahead, Sarwa’s short-term goals include expanding its products portfolio with new features, while growing its clients’ database. In the long run, the company plans on becoming the world’s favourite money management tool!

"Sarwa’s mission has always been to democratize investing and make it available to everyone for them to grow their wealth, regardless of net worth, age, or background