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A complete round up of news and views from FundForum Middle East 2010

October 11, 2020

FundForum Middle East is the “must attend” annual wealth management conference.   On behalf of our sponsors,  we would like to thank all the delegates and speakers who attended and participated in the many panels, debates and networking events.

We have captured a series of video interviews with some of the industry leaders which will be posted on this site over the coming weeks.   To make sure you don’t miss out, either add the RSS feed to your reader or sign up for email alerts.

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AMEInfo.com - Fund Forum Middle East 2010 opens with Bahrain EDB focus on fund management

In his opening address at the event in Manama, Shaikh Mohammed highlighted Bahrain’s long and impressive track record within financial services, particularly in fund management, and to the structural growth drivers of a rapidly expanding domestic population, and growing prosperity within the region, which is underpinning long term demand for financial products and services. The increasing contribution to world economic growth from the Middle East, alongside other emerging markets such as China and India, prompted Shaikh Mohammed to also identify the ‘rise of the East’. more here

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Gulf Daily News - With the world’s largest concentration of millionaires, fund managers across the globe are taking a long, hard look at us.

That was the message Economic Development Board (EDB) chief executive officer Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa had for delegates at the opening session of the 4th Annual Fund Forum Middle East at the Diplomat Hotel yesterday. more here

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Zawya.com - Bahrain GDP to grow 4.5%

The Kingdom’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth was expected to hit an impressive 4.5 per cent this year from three per cent in 2009, Chief Executive of the Bahrain Economic Development Board Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa said yesterday at FundForum Middle East 2010. more here

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Gulf Daily News - Awareness drive “crucial”

“The asset management industry is evolving at a deceptively fast pace,” said Mr Stockell, Ernst & Young (E&Y) EMEIA Asset Management Leader, in his keynote address at the FundForum Middle East 2010 conference. “Asset managers and service providers face challenges every single day whether it’s managing business growth, mitigating risk, providing transparency or embracing regulatory scrutiny. We aim to steer the dialogue between fund selectors and asset and investment managers for improving wealth management practice in the region.” more here

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Gulf Times - ‘Gulf investment management industry largely untapped’

Speaking ahead of the FundForum Middle East event, Sico CEO Anthony Mallis said: “The global financial crisis triggered a chain reaction, which reached the GCC almost simultaneously, negating talk earlier of a decoupling with other financial markets. Despite the impact of the crisis, however, we believe that there are positive growth opportunities for the GCC asset management industry, although we remain concerned that a number of key challenges still need to be seriously addressed.” more here

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Trade Arabia - Market research ‘vital for industry growth’

“Market research can play a vital role in regional financial markets if players are prepared to look at the benefits of this highly-important management and marketing tool”.  That is the view of Insight Discovery chief executive officer Nigel Sillitoe, who chaired the morning session of the Fund Forum Middle East 2010 at the Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence and Spa yesterday. more here

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