CFA Society Emirates to Host Middle East Investment Conference 2017

Monday 23 January 2017
Amer Abdul Aziz Khansaheb, CFA, President of CFA Society Emirates

Abu Dhabi - MENA Herald: CFA Society Emirates, the association of CFA charterholders and members in the UAE, will host the 8th Middle East Investment Conference (MEIC) on Thursday 23rd February in Abu Dhabi.

As significant shifts in oil prices, geopolitical developments and national budget revisions continue to affect the investment climate across the Middle East, the conference will bring together regional and international investment professionals to consider the most pressing issues facing investors today, under the theme: Beyond Borders: MENA’s Role in the Global Economy.

Topics covered by industry experts throughout the day will include:

His Excellency Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Chairman , Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)
Dr. Hatem Samman, Chief Economist and Economic Advisor, Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA)
Jithesh Gopi, CFA, Head of Research & Financial Institutions , Al Rajhi Capital
Tim Fox, Executive Vice President, Group Chief Economist & Head of Research, Emirates NBD
2017 macroeconomic and financial sector outlook: The increasing role of geopolitics on market prices over the next 12 months
Paul Schulte, Founder & Editor, Schulte Research
Impact of Fintech to the economy and investment world: The Internet of things and what’s over the horizon
Todd Buchholz, former White House Director of Economic Policy,& Economics Teacher, HarvardWai-Lum Kwok, CFA, Executive Director, Capital Markets, Financial Services Regulatory Authority
Paul Smith, CFA, President & CEO , CFA Institute
Dawn Metcalfe, Managing Director , PDSi
Motivating & Inspiring Leadership: Defining and fine-tuning your leadership role
M.R. Raghu, CFA, Head of Research, Kuwait Financial Center (Markaz)
Introducing VAT: Gearing up for the introduction of value-added tax – the importance, the impact and the increased cost of doing business
Pippa Malmgren, Economist & Co-Founder, H Robotics , American Policy Analyst

The MEIC is expected to attract around 300 of the foremost investment professionals from across the Middle East. This is the third time the event will be held in the UAE, reinforcing its status as the region’s leading financial and investment centre. Those in attendance will include portfolio managers, analysts, chief investment officers, chief executive officers, investment advisers, pension plan investment officers and other senior financial consultants.

Commenting on the conference, Mr. Amer Abdul Aziz Khansaheb, CFA, President of CFA Society Emirates, said: “With significant public debate as to how global and regional markets will evolve during 2017, this is an opportune time to host this insightful conference. The MEIC will allow delegates to hear from some of the leading global and regional economic and financial minds, who will present their views on a broad range of issues affecting the Middle East.”

Ahead of the conference, CFA Institute will also publish the findings of its Middle East Societies Market Sentiment Survey in a media roundtable that will be hosted in Dubai, which gauges the opinions of regional investment professionals and highlights a broad range of economic, investment and employment trends in the Middle East.

The MEIC will be held at the ROSEWOOD ABU DHABI - AL MARYAH ISLAND and is open to all CFA charterholders and investment professionals, as well as the media.

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