DOHA--()--The Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFC Authority) announced today that it is co-hosting the second Bloomberg Doha Conference on April 8 and 9 at the St. Regis Doha hotel in Qatar. The two-day conference will bring together CEOs, asset managers, investors and prominent regional decision makers to discuss the region’s fast-growing infrastructure and rising influence in investments around the world. This event will be officially inaugurated by H.E. Yousef Hussain Kamal, the Minister of Economy & Finance, State of Qatar.
“Doha has become a vital player in the global conversation about asset management and the movement of capital across the world.”
The conference will examine the biggest challenges and opportunities for asset managers as they globalize. Over the two days, 16 panel discussions and one-on-one interviews will cover real estate development and investment activity; a close look at the post revolution economies of Libya, Tunisia and Egypt; Saudi’s growing economy; the growing appetite for Islamic Finance in Asia and Middle East; the emergence of women in prominent positions; and the new private wealth client. Last year’s inaugural edition attracted over 300 delegates.
“Qatar and the surrounding area are influenced by a unique set of factors such as rapidly rising private wealth and the need for a hub to access Middle Eastern markets,” said Robert Bierman, head of Bloomberg LINK. “Doha has become a vital player in the global conversation about asset management and the movement of capital across the world.”
Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida, Chief Strategic Development Officer of the QFC Authority, commented: "It is a privilege again to welcome Bloomberg and its international community of asset management professionals to Doha. This year’s conference, which is the second in the series of major annual conferences on asset management in Qatar, underlines the progress Qatar has made in establishing itself as a significant center for asset management in the GCC and beyond. As in the past, delegates will enjoy lively speakers and debate and have the opportunity to explore the best Doha has to offer culturally and historically."
The event will feature key speakers, including:
- Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Colony Capital, LLC
- Salah Al Jaidah, Vice Chairman, MENA and Chief Country Officer, Deutsche Bank AG (QFC) Branch
- Tarik Yousef, CEO, Silatech Qatar
- Charlie Metcalfe, President, Nikko AM Europe
- Farah Foustok, CEO and CIO, ING Investment Management Middle East
- Ahmed Heikal, Chairman and Founder, Citadel Capital S.A.E.
- Fabio Scacciavillani, Chief Economist, Oman Investment Fund
- Slim Feriani, CEO & CIO, Advance Emerging Capital Limited
- Massimo Tosato, Executive Vice Chairman and Global Head of Distribution, Schroders plc
- Paul Griffiths, Global Co-Head of Fixed Income, Aberdeen Asset Management
For more information on the program, speakers and updates, please visit: http://www.bloomberglink.com/event/doha-2013/
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The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) is a financial and business centre established by the Government of Qatar and located in Doha. It has been designed to attract international financial services institutions and major multi-national corporations in particular those operating in the reinsurance, captive insurance and asset management sectors and to encourage participation in the growing market for financial services in Qatar and elsewhere in the region. The QFC operates to international standards and provides a first class legal and business infrastructure for those operating within the QFC. The QFC was created by Qatar Law No. (7) and has been open for business since 1 May 2005.
The QFC Authority is the commercial, administrative and legislative body responsible for leading the expansion of Qatar’s financial services sector, providing a uniquely sustainable platform for regional growth in reinsurance, captive insurance and asset management.
For more information on the QFC Authority please visit www.qfc.com.qa
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