About us

Our leadership, history and values.

INTRODUCTION

We are Floreat

Floreat is a privately-held international financial group headquartered in London. Our investments include public equities, private equity, real estate and private debt.

17

Years

630m

Transactions (USD) in past 12 months

35

Professionals

06

Businesses

05

Funds

03

Investment Managers

 

LEADERSHIP

The Partners

Managing Partner
A British financier and entrepreneur, Hussam founded Floreat group after building up years of expertise in finance, marketing and private client management. He leads Floreat Merchant Banking, oversees the group’s core client base, and also sits on the board of several funds and investment managers related to the group.

Hussam is a trustee of The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts and founded the Modern Forms art collection. He has a passion for horses and is the co-founder of Springs Equestrian.
Managing Partner
A British lawyer with over 30 years of experience in the private client sector, James has advised leading families, sovereign funds, and UHNWs in the UK and Europe and also listed and advised hedge funds. James joined Floreat in 2011 and became a director and shareholder in 2012.

He leads Floreat Private, which manages and oversees all non-financial related services for the group’s core client base. He also liaises with the banks regarding client structures and investments. He acts as a director, trustee and board member for several charitable foundations and companies related to the group.

James is a member of the development council for the Woolf Institute at Cambridge University.
Group Managing Partner
Mutaz joined Floreat in 2011 and is the group CEO. Drawing on over two decades of leadership experience as an entrepreneur and CEO in various fields, he has charted a path for the group that focuses on identifying scalable and profitable investments and businesses. He also sits on the boards of several companies including investment funds, investment managers, and operating businesses.

Mutaz is a sport and car enthusiast, and is the co-founder of Springs Equestrian.
“As a group, we apply our entrepreneurial expertise in pursuit of significant returns and long term value.”
Mutaz Otaibi, Group Managing Partner

HISTORY

Established in 2000

Floreat, in its previous format, was established in 2000 with a discretionary mandate to invest in private equity and real estate. Since then, the group has developed and transitioned into a 'seed and lead'-type model, seeding new third-party investments and funds and then exclusively distributing them to our network.

In 2013, the Floreat platform was restructured to cater for our increasing needs, in the form of six distinct business lines, five investment funds, and three investment managers.

VALUES

Philanthropy & Art

We apply our investment values to our philanthropic strategy. We act responsibly, and take a long term view. As such, Floreat supports a number of children's charities; investing in the next generation.

Floreat are proud to be long term supporters of The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts, a charity that engages with disadvantaged children nationwide who do not have access to high-quality arts activity because of either social or economic barriers. In 2014, Floreat hosted a contemporary art auction in aid of Children & the Arts, sourcing over 100 pieces of art and raising £240,000 for the charity. We continue to work closely with the charity, and are working towards a second art auction, hosted by Christie’s in February 2017.

Floreat also supports Children in Crisis, a UK charity who give children in some of the world’s poorest countries the education they need to help transform their lives. Furthermore, we support Hands up for Syria, helping displaced Syrian children get back into education.

Alongside our own charitable work, we work closely with clients on their philanthropic strategies.