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db-mei.jpgIt is a pleasure for us to announce that DubaiBeat.com is an official media partner of the Middle East Investments Summit 2010 which will be held next week 3-5 October 2010 at Park Hyatt Dubai. Among other sponsors and partners you can find BusinessWire and MEES.

Check the event website or read more details below.

The Middle East Investments Summit 2010 will highlight the profession’s current challenges and opportunities, through visionary keynote presentations and case studies delivered by your most esteemed peers and thought leaders from top institutional investors in the Middle East. The one-to-one meetings with leading solution and service providers will offer a wealth of expertise in asset allocation, portfolio construction and implementation. All this, seamlessly integrated with informal networking opportunities and leisure activities, will provide a unique interactive forum. Do not miss this opportunity to network, establish connections, exchange ideas and gain knowledge!
The Summit Programme

The primary objective of the Middle East Investments Summit is to explore the key aspects and issues related to ensuring counterparty transparency, excellence in risk management and crafting well diversified investment portfolios. The summit’s programme topics have been pinpointed and validated by leading institutional investors as the top critical issues they face. Main topic areas for 2010 include:
• Increasing Transparency – Achieving international-level standards in reporting and disclosure that are practical and enable rapid compliance
• Nurturing the Balance Sheet – Ensuring capital adequacy to maintain favourable ratings and access to funding
• New Age in Governance – Eliminating conflicts of interest with robust internal policy making and clear role delineation
• Relentless Risk Management – Conducting thorough analysis of business and financial risks and crafting a comprehensive hedging strategy
• Safeguarding Capital Outlays – Minimising investment losses through assets and approaches with rigid cash preservation capabilities
• Incorporating Islamic Principles – Diligently evaluating Sharia’a products to confirm their transparency and proper role in the total portfolio
• Bracing for Recovery – Reviewing the macro outlook on oil production and prices, inflation and interest rates, market fluctuations and GCC monetary policy
• An Opportunistic Eye – Securing returns by tapping global markets and shortening the investment horizon
• Devising a Diversified Portfolio – Scouting for appealing valuations across various industries and geographies to avoid tail risk
• Fuelling Domestic Growth – Exploiting the economic development needs of the region by capitalising on project finance and acquisitions
• Mining Emerging Markets – Betting on fast growth by investing in export driven economies with rising domestic consumption

Keynote speakers include:
• Chairman: Todd Benjamin, Former Financial Editor, CNN International
• Co-Chairman: Mark T Townsend, Journalist & Editor-at-Large
• Dr Mohamad Nedal Alchaar, Secretary General, AAOIFI
• Ijlal Ahmed Alvi, CEO, International Islamic Financial Market
• Lakhdar Moussi, SVP, Kuwait Projects Company
• Chinmay Joshi, Holding Finance Manager, Arabtec Holding
• Syed Iftikhar Ali, Group Finance Director & SVP, Bin Zayed Group
• Kevin Willis, Director - Financial Institution Rating Services, Middle East & Africa Sector Specialist, Standard & Poor's
• Houman Shadab, Associate Professor of Law, New York Law School
• Aureliano Gentilini, Global Head of Hedge Fund Research, Lipper/Thomson Reuters
• Tariq Al-Rifai, Director, Islamic Market Indexes, Dow Jones Indexes
• Fadi Al Said, Head of Equities, ING Investment Management

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