Allen joined NAEEM in January 2013 and heads research. An MBA and a CFA Level II, Allen has ten years of relevant experience in the investment banking industry. Previously, Allen was lead analyst at Beltone Financial, and actively covered 19 companies pertaining to MENA Petrochemicals, Construction, Fertilisers, Mines and Private Equity. Allen additionally overlooked Beltone’s MENA Telcoms coverage for a short period. Prior to being with Beltone, Allen’s experience was mostly on the buyside, having looked at diversified sector equities (through Amba Research) for a USD1bn UK-based Long/Short hedge fund and a German Investment Bank. Allen’s buyside exposure also included working in India’s insurance sector, with his last position being as head of the Financial Underwriting unit at Metlife’s HQs.