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:
Mishal Kanoo, Deputy Chairman, KANOO GROUP ■ Dr Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman, TEMPLETON EMERGING MARKETS ■ Martin Gilbert, CEO, ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT ■ Sven 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 CAPITAL ■ Salah Al Fulaij, CEO, NBK CAPITAL ■ Walid Hayeck, Head Of Asset Management, THE NATIONAL INVESTOR ■ Stephen Richards-Evans, Head Of Private Bank West, STANDARD CHARTERED PRIVATE BANK ■ Fabio Scacciavillani, Chief Economist, OMAN INVESTMENT FUND
THE EVOLUTION OF THE PROGRAMME
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.