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FLASHBACK - FundForum Middle East 2014

Event History

FundForum Middle East- The MENA Investment Management Forum was launched in 2007 on the strength of the global FundForum International brand. Held for four consecutive years in Bahrain and then for two in Qatar, the event has been held for the last two years at the Ritz-Carlton, DIFC in Dubai. The event brings together the investment management community of the Middle East, with regional and international fund buyers to discuss the topics most pertinent to them.


Speakers are typically CEOs (or other C-Level executives) as well as portfolio managers from asset management firms and senior executives from wealth management platforms and institutional investors. Speakers from the last years include:

Mark MobiusMishal Kanoo, Deputy Chairman, KANOO GROUPDr Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman, TEMPLETON EMERGING MARKETS Martin Gilbert, CEO, ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENTSven Richtner, Head Of Frontier Markets & Africa, RENAISSANCE ASSET MANAGEMENT ■ Anirban Kundu, Head Of Investments, SAUDI RE ■ Wafa Wei, Director Marketable Securities, STANFORD MANAGEMENT COMPANY ■ Amin El Kholy, Managing Director- Asset Management, ARQAAM CAPITALSalah Al Fulaij, CEO, NBK CAPITALWalid Hayeck, Head Of Asset Management, THE NATIONAL INVESTORStephen Richards-Evans, Head Of Private Bank West, STANDARD CHARTERED PRIVATE BANK ■ Fabio Scacciavillani, Chief Economist, OMAN INVESTMENT FUND



Unlike other events in the FundForum series, FundForum Middle East brings an institutional flavour to the program, looking at such topics as global asset allocation, wining institutional mandates as well as the needs of individual groups such as family offices; whilst also covering themes crucial to the retail part of the market, such as distribution, the changing needs of the HNWI and product development.



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(updated 14 December 2014)

Who Attended FundForum Middle East 2014?

  • Neuberger Berman
  • Nexus Insurance
  • Qinvest
  • Saudi Fransi Capital
  • T Rowe Price
  • Takaud Savings and Pensions Company
  • TCW
  • Threadneedle
  • CIPA
  • AMAN Insurance
  • Arabesque
  • MFS
  • Fidelity Worldwide Investment
  • Al Rayan Investment
  • ALFI
  • Turicum Asset Management
  • NQ International Pte
  • MSCI
  • Mirae Asset Global Investments
  • Pioneer
  • Exotix
  • Fajr Capital
  • SEDCO Capital
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Towers Watson
  • Global Investment House
  • Gulf Research Center
  • Hermes Investment Management
  • Swissquote
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • EFG-Hermes
  • Formula 1 Expert
  • GBSA
  • Schroders
  • Origin Asset Management
  • MENA Capital
  • The National Investor
  • Markaz
  • NBAD
  • Sabban Holdings
  • Abu Dhabi Capital Group
  • ADCB
  • CDG Capital Gestion
  • Al Khaliji Bank
  • Al Mal Capital
  • Nasser Saidi & Associates
  • GLG Partners
  • Qatar Insurance
  • Ajeej Capital
  • ERGO
  • ESCA
  • NCB
  • Al Khaliji
  • Arqaam Capital
  • Ridge Capital
  • NBK Capital
  • Swiss Trsut Advisors
  • Standard Chartered
  • Abdulrahman Al Ghurair Group
  • Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
  • Al Bilad Investment Management
  • Al Turki Group
  • Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
  • DeVere
  • Emirates NBD
  • Franklin Templeton Investments ME
  • Majid Al Futtaim Trust

The 2014 Attendees Say It Best!

"It was my pleasure to participate in such a widely attended Forum. I would like to thank you for impeccable organization of the event. I truly enjoyed myself and learnt a lot as due to diversity of speakers and attendants."
Rasha Othman
"The event was very well organized, the topics were relevant, and the discussion did add value to me when in the audience. This is an excellent event for all the industry fraternity to network and meet up, sometimes after a long while- got to meet some attendees after a long time."
Sachin Patki
Head Wealth ManagementAbu Dhabi Commercial Bank
"Once again, I continue to be impressed with the conference and the planning. You have solidified your position as the premier asset management conference in the region."
Mohamed El Kuwaiz
Co-Founder & Managing DirectorDerayah

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