Safa, the world’s unique sharia-compliant asset manager

Safa Investment Services is the world’s first independent Islamic wealth and asset management brand.

No other bank or investment company anywhere insures the independent selection of sharia-compliant assets into the accounts of its customers, resulting in efficient asset allocations into portfolios comprising “best of class” global securities.

We assembled a professional team to serve clients in Geneva, Switzerland. Safa services are offered for institutional and individual clients.

The Safa team is fully supported by professional compliance, information technology, legal and accounting staff.

Safa is regulated in Switzerland under the supervision of the Swiss Financial Market Authority, and obtains its sharia compliance from Shariyah Review Bureau.

General Manager

Dr. John A. Sandwick

General Manager

Dr. John A. Sandwick

Dr. Sandwick is an innovator in Islamic banking, creating the first structures for a sukuk fund, sukuk participation note, Saudi REIT, and European corporate sukuk. He also created the first global Islamic portfolio management allocations and professional-use Islamic mutual fund databases.

Dr. Sandwick has a Master’s in Development Banking from American University. He was previously at Deutsche Bank (Suisse) S.A. and Banque Leu S.A. (Credit Suisse), and then managing director of Encore Management S.A. (in partnership with UBS). Dr. Sandwick’s Doctorate in Business Administration, with a dissertation on Islamic Asset Management, was awarded by Grenoble Ecole de Management, one of the top-ranked business schools in Europe.

Designation:General Manager, Safa Investment Services S.A.

Location:Geneva, Switzerland

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