QFCA Co-Hosts Global Asset Management Conference with Bloomberg

  QFCA Co-Hosts Global Asset Management Conference with Bloomberg

Conference features His Excellency Yousef Hussain Kamal, Minister of Economy &
   Finance, Qatar; Abdulrahman Ahmad Al-Shaibi, Managing Director and Board
                Member of the Qatar Financial Centre Authority

  Two-Day Event Will Explore Investment Opportunities in the Middle East and

Business Wire

DOHA -- March 4, 2013

The Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFC Authority) announced today that it
is co-hosting the second Bloomberg Doha Conference on April 8 and 9 at the St.
Regis Doha hotel in Qatar. The two-day conference will bring together CEOs,
asset managers, investors and prominent regional decision makers to discuss
the region’s fast-growing infrastructure and rising influence in investments
around the world. This event will be officially inaugurated by H.E. Yousef
Hussain Kamal, the Minister of Economy & Finance,  State of Qatar.

The conference will examine the biggest challenges and opportunities for asset
managers as they globalize. Over the two days, 16 panel discussions and
one-on-one interviews will cover real estate development and investment
activity; a close look at the post revolution economies of Libya, Tunisia and
Egypt; Saudi’s growing economy; the growing appetite for Islamic Finance in
Asia and Middle East; the emergence of women in prominent positions; and the
new private wealth client. Last year’s inaugural edition attracted over 300

“Qatar and the surrounding area are influenced by a unique set of factors such
as rapidly rising private wealth and the need for a hub to access Middle
Eastern markets,” said Robert Bierman, head of Bloomberg LINK. “Doha has
become a vital player in the global conversation about asset management and
the movement of capital across the world.”

Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida, Chief Strategic Development Officer of the QFC
Authority, commented: "It is a privilege again to welcome Bloomberg and its
international community of asset management professionals to Doha. This year’s
conference, which is the second in the series of major annual conferences on
asset management in Qatar, underlines the progress Qatar has made in
establishing itself as a significant center for asset management in the GCC
and beyond. As in the past, delegates will enjoy lively speakers and debate
and have the opportunity to explore the best Doha has to offer culturally and

The event will feature key speakers, including:

  *Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Colony Capital, LLC
  *Salah Al Jaidah, Vice Chairman, MENA and Chief Country Officer, Deutsche
    Bank AG (QFC) Branch
  *Tarik Yousef, CEO, Silatech Qatar
  *Charlie Metcalfe, President, Nikko AM Europe
  *Farah Foustok, CEO and CIO, ING Investment Management Middle East
  *Ahmed Heikal, Chairman and Founder, Citadel Capital S.A.E.
  *Fabio Scacciavillani, Chief Economist, Oman Investment Fund
  *Slim Feriani, CEO & CIO, Advance Emerging Capital Limited
  *Massimo Tosato, Executive Vice Chairman and Global Head of Distribution,
    Schroders plc
  *Paul Griffiths, Global Co-Head of Fixed Income, Aberdeen Asset Management

For more information on the program, speakers and updates, please visit:

Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (@BBGLINK). The hashtag for this
event is #BBdoha.

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About QFC

The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) is a financial and business centre
established by the Government of Qatar and located in Doha. It has been
designed to attract international financial services institutions and major
multi-national corporations in particular those operating in the reinsurance,
captive insurance and asset management sectors and to encourage participation
in the growing market for financial services in Qatar and elsewhere in the
region. The QFC operates to international standards and provides a first class
legal and business infrastructure for those operating within the QFC. The QFC
was created by Qatar Law No. (7) and has been open for business since 1 May

QFC Authority

The QFC Authority is the commercial, administrative and legislative body
responsible for leading the expansion of Qatar’s financial services sector,
providing a uniquely sustainable platform for regional growth in reinsurance,
captive insurance and asset management.

For more information on the QFC Authority please visit www.qfc.com.qa

About Bloomberg LINK

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Bloomberg LINK produces invitation-only, in-person gatherings that combine
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who’s who in influential communities. In this environment, participants engage
in open discussions that lead to learning from each other’s expertise and
experience. For more information, please visit www.bloomberglink.com.

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