Bloomberg Announces Global Asset Management Summit in Qatar

Press Release

Keynote Speaker, H.E. Yousef Hussain Kamal, the Minister of Economy & Finance, State of Qatar

Investors From Across the U.S., Europe, and Asia, to Headline the Conference, Including Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments Chairman

Doha -- Bloomberg LINK, in partnership with the Qatar Financial Centre Authority, today announced that it will host a global asset management conference on Monday, April 16th and Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Doha, Qatar, one of the world’s fastest growing economies. This event will be officially inaugurated by H.E. Yousef Hussain Kamal, the Minister of Economy & Finance, State of Qatar.

The Bloomberg Doha Conference will bring together global financial influencers, including asset managers, bankers, government officials and economists from Europe, Asia, the U.S. and the Middle East to examine portfolio strategies for 2012. Among other topics, speakers will discuss operating strategies for global asset management firms; investment opportunities in the MENA region; readiness for black swan events; and global market trends.

“We selected Doha as the home for this event, due to its strategic importance to the financial community and the Qatar Financial Centre’s unique ability to convene Qatar’s most influential financial players,” said Robert Bierman, head of Bloomberg LINK. “We believe that the global presence of Bloomberg coupled with the growing stature of Qatar in the Middle East is a powerful combination and represents an important in-country collaboration for Bloomberg LINK.”

Yousuf Al Jaida, Director of Asset Management at QFC Authority, commented: “We are pleased to welcome Bloomberg and its international community of asset management professionals to Doha. The presence in Doha of so many distinguished experts at this prestigious conference, which is the first of a new series of conferences on Asset Management to be held in Qatar,  is testimony to Qatar’s development as an asset management hub in the region. We believe that in addition to enjoying two compelling days of discussions, participants will discover the best of Doha’s business and cultural features.”

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About Bloomberg LINK

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About Bloomberg

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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 2005.

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

Contact for Bloomberg:

Angela Martin, +1 212-617-1211,

Contact for Qatar Financial Centre Authority:

Stephen Carriere, +974-4496-7784,


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