Investor issues in focus at Arqaam meet in Dubai
Dubai, July 16, 2014
More than 100 institutional investors from around the world and senior management of leading MEA firms, will discuss growth, funding and competitive strategies at an investors’ conference in Dubai in September.
The Arqaam Capital Gulf Co-operation Council and Africa Investors Conferece, which will be hosted by specialist emerging markets investment bank Arqaam Capital, will take place on September 22 and 23 at the Meydan Hotel.
The conference will feature listed companies from the banking, real estate, retail and telecom sectors.
The event will feature panel discussions and keynote speeches covering areas of interest to investors and corporates, including a panel chaired by officials from exchange authorities who will discuss vital topics such as deregulation of foreign ownership, IPO pipeline and foreign access to local exchanges.
Riad Meliti, chief executive officer of Arqaam Capital, said: “Middle East and Africa equity markets have had an incredible run over the past 12 months, significantly outperforming the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. We are confident that the economic fundamentals underpinning the region’s recent performance will ensure that this is not just a short-term blip but the start of long-term sustainable growth.
“In this low interest rate environment, investors are looking for healthy returns on their capital and there is a real appetite from them to increase their exposure to our region’s markets. Furthermore, with the UAE and Qatar being upgraded to Emerging Market status by MSCI, blue-chip institutions and funds from around the world will be increasing their allocations to both countries.
“Investor sentiment towards the region hasn’t been this strong for a long time and this conference will provide the perfect environment for global investors to learn more about some of the region’s leading companies.” - TradeArabia News Service