Middle East Investors Summit 2019

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  • Capitalising on the Growing Potential for Middle East Investments


    The Middle East investments landscape is showing signs that may lead towards a promising future. Investment potential in the wake of the Arab Spring and the opening of financial markets due to Islamic finance, are some of the current topics that are presenting opportunities for a modern means of investing successfully.

    Investors are striving towards economic diversification as the region is putting up an effort to become less dependent on oil. This shall also ease the correlation with developed markets troubled by the Eurocrisis and the slow US recovery. Investors are also looking to frontier and emerging markets, such as South East Asia and Africa for higher returns in exchange for higher risks. More flexible approaches are called for and new asset managers are beginning to be sought out who are up to the challenge of taking chances and gaining from current opportunities. The appetite for investments across the region is gradually being met and channelled towards increasing possibilities, such as infrastructure development.

    The interactive forums and informative presentations at the marcus evans Middle East Investments Summit 2012 will provide a unique interactive environment where sophisticated institutional investors share views and suggestions with fund and asset managers while also offering skilled advice and investment solutions.

    The two-day event, taking place at the Park Hyatt Dubai, UAE, 4 - 5 November 2012, will provide a platform for a number of keynote speakers. One of the presentations will be given by Tariq Al-Rifai, Director of Islamic Market Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices. Al-Rifai will present on how to take advantage of emerging investment opportunities that are opening up in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. He will particularly focus on the potential for Sharia compliant investments.

    The Frontier and Emerging Markets Forum will include Mark McFarland, Chief Investment Strategist at Emirates NBD Private Bank, Sandeep Nanda, EVP Investment & Treasury at Qatar Insurance Company, and Zafar Rizvi, CFO at Das Holding. The forum will shed light on the next horizon of opportunities offered by emerging and frontier economies to diversify away from the disappointing Western markets. Long-term implications on the investment strategy and the assessment of capital exiting channels to ensure the repatriation of funds will also be discussed.

    Nanakjeet Singh Bajwa, Investment Director at Emirates Investment Authority, Sajal Heda, Senior Analyst at Al Omran Group and Sandeep Nanda, EVP Investment & Treasury at the Qatar Insurance Company will take part in the Asset Allocation Forum, which will give advice on how to navigate through increased risk and volatility to protect assets and secure returns. Strategies for streamlining the portfolio to target the best asset classes in times of market turbulences, and how to adopt a holistic approach to establish a clear investment strategy to hedge risks will also be discussed.

    Dual presentation at the Summit by Adil Marghub, Manager of Infrastructure & Energy, MENA Region, at IFC, and Mirza Nadeem Baig, CEO and CIO at MKB Global Holdings will review the most lucrative sectors and regional markets to access infrastructure deals, explore the potential of Green Sukuk to support clean and renewable energy projects, and discuss how to catalyse collective prosperity by selecting transformative projects.

    The marcus evans Middle East Investments Summit 2012 will bring together leading buyers and sellers in an invitation-only event to network, expand their insights and benefit from sharing investment strategies and alternative investment perspectives.

    Investors today are leaning on investment basics and safe assets to protect their existing assets, but are cautious when expanding their scope. The slow pace of investment decisions is a reflection of today’s economic environment. The marcus evans Middle East Investments Summit 2012 will focus on demystifying the geopolitical scenarios that will influence future economic and investment outlooks, so that investors can maximise returns and capitalise on opportunities.

    Contact: Maria Gregoriou, Journalist, marcus evans, Summits Division

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    About the Middle East Investments Summit 2012

    This unique forum will take place at the Park Hyatt Dubai, UAE, 4 - 5 November 2012. Internationally acclaimed as the leading event for Middle East institutional investors, the Summit offers much more than any conference, seminar or trade show. This exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed thought leaders in institutional investing and market leading solution providers for a highly focused and interactive networking event. The Summit includes presentations on harnessing the power of Islamic finance in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, powering economic and social wealth by tapping the widening regional demand for infrastructures and navigating increased risk and volatility to protect assets and secure returns.

    For more information please send an email to info@marcusevanscy.com or visit the event website at www.mei-summit.com

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    Please note that the Summit is a closed business event and the number of participants strictly limited.

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