ALTERNATIVE investment firm Sancta Capital Group has carved a niche market for itself by focusing on distressed and deep-value investment opportunities in the Middle East and Africa (MENA) region. The Sancta team encourages healthy debate and process-driven research that fosters critical thinking and allows it to nimbly react to changes in the business environment. Sancta thrives best in a bear market, where it can fully leverage its research expertise and sourcing capabilities to prove its worth. Investing in neglected or misunderstood securities across the corporate capital structure, the Dubai-based firm’s flagship fund has generated for its investors annual returns of 15 percent net of all fees since 2011. Sancta operates to the highest international standards of corporate governance, further sealing the deal for the BV judging panel, which congratulates Sancta Capital Group on its 2018 Best Alternative Investment Fund Manager (MENA) award win.