The GCC Financial Markets Dialogue is designed in a roundtable format, featuring hand picked decision makers discussing select topics. Participating organizations may have the opportunity to give a short presentation if relevant

GCC Financial Markets Dialogue 2015 - Agenda
27th May 2015
12:30 – 13:00 Registration
13:00 – 14:30

Welcome Note:
by Thomas McMahon, MD & CEO, UD Trading Ltd.

Keynote Address:
Jalil Tarif, Secretary General, Union of Arab Securities Authorities

Dialogue on the evolution of GCC Exchanges
Key areas of discussion will include:

  • What is driving strategic shifts and trends in select markets across the region?
  • How are GCC exchanges balancing the needs to source liquidity amidst constraints?
  • Development of post-trade services in the GCC: prospects and challenges
  • Is there a case for harmonization of regulations and integration of regional market infrastructure?
Dialogue is chaired by Thomas McMahon, MD & CEO, UD Trading and co-chaired by Mobasher Zein Kazmi, Editor, The Asian Banker
 
14:30 – 15:00 Tea/Coffee Break
15:00 – 16:00

From frontier to emerging market status

Dialogue on the GCC Asset Class
Key areas of discussion will include:

  • What should exchange leaders do to attract IPOs and new listings in the GCC?
  • How will market liberalisation in Saudi Arabia transform the region?
  • What are the implications of renewed market access to Iran?
  • How has recent volatility in oil prices impacted markets?
  • What is the role of Islamic financial products in facilitating new growth?

Dialogue is chaired by Thomas McMahon, MD & CEO, UD Trading and co-chaired by Mobasher Zein Kazmi, Editor, The Asian Banker

Chairman’s conclusions and closing remarks
 

Invited participants include:

  • Jalil Tarif, Secretary General, Union of Arab Securities Authorities
  • Gaurang Desai, Chief Operating Officer, Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange
  • Ahmed Tabaqchali, Chief Investment Officer, AFC Iraq Fund
  • Mohsin Mujtaba, Director of Product & Market Department, Qatar Stock Exchange
  • Arindam Das, Head of HSBC Securities Services, HSBC
  • Steward Adams, Regional Head, Investors & Intermediaries, Standard Chartered

*Please note that the speakers and panelists are in various stages of confirmation and will be updated accordingly


For more details contact:
Muhammad Usama, Program Manager
Tel: ( (86) 10 5869 1463, Cell: (86) 134 6677 3615
musama@theasianbanker.com


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