Bonds, Loans & Sukuk - Middle East

Organization: Gulf Financial Conferences

Venue: Shangri-La Hotel Dubai

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Event Date/Time: May 14, 2013 End Date/Time: May 15, 2013
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Key issuers confirmed to speak include:

  • Carlos Obeid, Chief Financial Officer, Mubadala
  • Fahad Al Sudairi, Executive Director, Treasury, Saudi Electricity Company
  • Stefan Zottmann, Senior Director, Treasury and Finance, Qtel
  • Asim Abbasi, Group Chief Financial Officer, EZW
  • Brian Jeffery, Senior Vice President, Treasury, Emirates Airline

Key investors confirmed to speak include:



  •   Kurt Fisch, Founding Partner, Senior Portfolio Manager, Fisch Asset Management
  • Todd Schubert, Head of Fixed Income Research, Bank of Singapore
  • Denise Simon, Portfolio Manager, Emerging Market Fixed Income, Lazard Asset Management
  • Christopher Watson, Head of Research, Finisterre Capital
  • Greg Saichin, Head of Emerging Markets and High Yield Fixed Income, Pioneer Investments
  • Nish Popat, Senior Investment Manager, Emerging Markets Debt, ING Investment Management
  • Dilawer Farazi, Portfolio Manager, InvestAD
  • Mark McFarland, Chief Investment Strategist, Emirates NBD Private Bank
  • Chirag Doshi, Senior Vice President, Investments and Treasury, Qatar Insurance Company    

Topics to be discussed this year include:

  • Why multi-sourced financing is essential to securing long term capital of projects
  • Assessing private sector opportunities in Qatar for World Cup 2022
  • Key considerations when GCC based multi-national companies raise financing for any major acquisition – practical applications and best practices given the current economic circumstances
  • How do first-time GCC corporate issuers secure sponsorship from global bond and sukuk investors
  • New markets and new opportunities: Issuing non-US dollar Reg S bonds and swapping proceed back into dollars
  • What are the reasons for banks to issue Tier 1 and Tier 2 paper? Do Middle Eastern banks need to enhance their capital with hybrid structures?
  • Sukuk: A trillion dollar industry in the making or a niche product driven by pricing dynamics – is the current trajectory of growth sustainable?
  • The future of syndicated loans: How can the market work for both bankers and borrowers



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