StanChart holds investor roadshow
Dubai, October 18, 2011
Standard Chartered has announced that it has conducted a no-deal investor roadshow for international investors from Asia, Europe, UK and US, who visited over 20 issuers from Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama and Doha.
The initiative was aimed at facilitating investment flows across the bank’s footprint of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, a statement from the bank said.
The roadshow is part of a regular programme that offers bond investors the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of the region and deeper insights into the Middle East market dynamics, including investment opportunities and risks.
It also offers them the chance to meet with researchers, academics and government officials, the statement said.
Meanwhile, issuers benefit from the opportunity to engage in dialogue with international investors and broaden their relationships with the buy-side, it said.
Deepak Kohli, regional head of debt capital markets, Standard Chartered Middle East and South Asia, said: “These high profile investor roadshows have been successful in capturing the attention of international investors about the opportunities available in the region. The Middle East is one of Standard Chartered’s core markets and we believe in the opportunities that this market has to offer for regional and international investors.”
Standard Chartered has been at the forefront of the debt capital markets industry in the region and plays a key role in encouraging investment in the credit markets, arranging many of the Middle East’s highest profile debt issues, the statement said.
The Bank uses flexible and innovative tools to create tailored funding and investment alternatives to meet the specific needs of issuers and investors, it said. – TradeArabia News Service