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08:00 - 08:30 30 mins
Main agenda
Registration and Networking
08:30 - 08:45 15 mins
Main agenda
Chairman’s Opening Address
  • Alex Birkin - EMEIA Industry Leader and Global Advisory Leader, Wealth and Asset Management, EY
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08:45 - 09:05 20 mins
FundForum Middle East & Africa - The Macro Picture
Global Macro Overview: Oil and politics in a region in flux and the impact on flows and investors appetite
  • Marios Maratheftis - Chief Economist, Standard Chartered
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09:05 - 09:25 20 mins
FundForum Middle East & Africa - The Macro Picture
Geopolitics & Risk in a Frontier Market Context Deglobalisation? East/West - Is the balance of power shifting?
  • Hasnain Malik - Managing Director, Head Frontier Markets Strategy, Exotix
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09:25 - 09:45 20 mins
FundForum Middle East
Update on Regulation
09:45 - 10:10 25 mins
FundForum Middle East
The FundForum CEO Interview
  • Interviewer George Triplow - Middle East & North Africa Leader, EY
  • Interviewee Ted Truscott - CEO, Columbia Threadneedle
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10:10 - 10:30 20 mins
Main agenda
Networking Morning Coffee
10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
FundForum Emerging/Frontier Markets
PMs in Conversation: The Next Big Thing Where will the next big Emerging Market opportunity be?
  • Moderator Jahangir Aka - Managing Director Middle East, Neuberger Berman
  • Zin Bekkali - CEO & Founder, Silk Invest
  • Dino Kronfol - Chief Investment Officer, Global Sukuk and MENA fixed income, Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Ibrahim Masood - CIO, Aventicum Capital Management
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11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
FundForum Africa
Green Shoots and Silver Linings Can we start to talk of an African Recovery? Is the timing right to reap the benefits from the continent’s ongoing growth story
  • Moderator Ngaa Gumbo - Portfolio Manager, Atria Africa
  • Gavin Butcher - Director, Optis Investment Management
  • Ola Sowemimo - Chief Investment Officer, EcoBank
  • Shuaib Audu - CEO, Stanbic IBTC Investments Limited
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11:30 - 12:00 30 mins
FundForum Middle East
A Post-Oil Middle East?: How are markets gearing up to mitigate their reliance on oil, assessing the impact of a privatisation-drive for investors and determining where will the opportunities be in a more diversified GCC
  • Moderator Ehab El Sawy - Head of Securities Services - MENA (ex UAE), Standard Chartered
  • MR Raghu - Head of Research, Markaz
  • Nadim Kabbara - Lecturer, American University of Beirut
  • Hedi Ben Mlouka - founder and CIO, FIM Partners
  • Charles-Henry Monchau - Managing Director, CIO & Head of Asset Management, Al Mal Capital
  • Racha Alkhawaja - Group Chief Distribution & Development Officer, Equitava
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12:20 - 13:00 40 mins
FundForum Middle East
The State of the Industry CEO Debate: What is keeping the region’s most respected business leaders awake at night
  • Jeremy Amias - Global Head, Financial Institutions, Standard Chartered
  • Eric Swats - Head of Asset Management, Rasmala
  • Jahangir Aka - Managing Director Middle East, Neuberger Berman
  • Gaurav Kumar - Managing Director, Head of Fund Distribution - Middle East, Africa and South Asia, Principal Global Investors
  • Gary Baker - Managing Director, EMEA, CFA Institute
  • Ruchit Puri - Director & Chief Executive Officer, Kotak Mahindra (UK) Ltd
  • Wael Bourji - Director, Amundi Asset Management
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13:00 - 14:15 75 mins
Main agenda
Networking Lunch
13:45 - 14:15 30 mins
Main agenda
An Audience with Liverpool Football Club Legend
14:15 - 14:35 20 mins
FundForum Africa
African Capital Markets: What developments are needed to boost both domestic and international investment in Sub-Saharan African markets & is the political will there to enact these?
  • Ross Alexander - CEO, Africa Matters
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14:15 - 14:45 30 mins
FundForum Middle East
Spotlight On Pensions: What is the industry doing to help develop a savings culture in the Middle East so that retirement needs are met
  • Sohail Jaffer - Deputy CEO, FWU Takaful
  • Moderated by: Iain Brown - EMEIA Pensions and Retirement Leader, EY
  • Michael Thraves - Senior Executive Officer, Takaud
  • Philip Wheeler - Senior Manager, MENA Pensions Advisory WAM, EY
  • Peter Cox - Head of International Pension Plan Sales, Zurich
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14:35 - 15:05 30 mins
FundForum Africa
Cross-Border Africa/Intra Africa: Can we expect more cross-border interaction between African markets?
  • Moderator Ross Alexander - CEO, Africa Matters
  • Chris Van Staden - Head of Securites Services Operations, Africa and Middle East, Standard Chartered
  • Einstein Kihanda - CEO, ICEA LION Asset Management
  • Simon Hopkins - CEO, Milltrust
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14:45 - 15:15 30 mins
FundForum Middle East
Sharia Compliance & Responsible Investing: Can conviction investing deliver desired returns?
  • Waheed Qaiser - President, Maxim LLP
  • Christian Guckel - Chief Risk Officer, Sedco Capital
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15:05 - 15:35 30 mins
FundForum Africa
Investor Perspective: Myth vs Reality - Have international investors lost faith in Africa? How to evaluate the actual opportunity beyond headline stories
  • Moderated by Paul Forsyth - Founder, Apache Partners
  • Fatima Vawda - CEO, 27 Four Investment Managers
  • Wale Adeosun - CIO & Founder, Kuramo Capital
  • Prasheen Singh - Head of Investment Advisory, Riscura
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15:15 - 15:35 20 mins
FundForum Middle East
Fixed Income & Sukuk: Hunt for yields in bond markets – where to look?
  • Husayn Shahrur - Head of MENA Asset Management, NBK Capital
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15:35 - 16:00 25 mins
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Afternoon Tea
16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
FundForum Middle East & Africa - The Macro Picture
State of the Industry Address: The Middle Eastern investment landscape, pressure points and future opportunities
  • Mishal Kanoo - Chairman, Kanoo Group
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16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
FundForum Emerging/Frontier Markets
Cyprus Funds Platform: Bridging the Continents and Meeting the Challenges.
  • Andreas Andreou - Vice – Chairman, Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Angelos Gregoriades - Chairman, CIFA
  • Marios Tannousis - Deputy Director General, CIPA
  • Nicoletta Papakyprianou - VP, Human Resources, MENA, Thomson Reuters
  • Jad Wakil - Co-founder, Mouflon Real Estate Fund Ltd
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17:00 - 17:15 15 mins
FundForum Middle East
Saudi Vision 2030! Part 1: The Progress and Future of Vision 2030/Saudi Arabia
  • Basim Al-Ahmadi - Co-Founder, Global Risk Insights & Consultant, SET Advisory
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17:15 - 17:45 30 mins
FundForum Middle East
Saudi Vision 2030! Part 2: Assessing the upscale potential and foreign inflows when Saudi Arabia is upgraded
  • Moderated by: Basim Al-Ahmadi - Co-Founder, Global Risk Insights & Consultant, SET Advisory
  • John Gebeily - Investment Office – Asset Management, Brokerage, Audi Capital
  • Imad Chukrallah - Fund Manager, Amwal Capital Partners
  • Anas Kassem - Associate Director, Ajeej Capital
  • Yazan Abdeen - Head of Capital Markets, Scope Investment
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18:00 - 19:30 90 mins
Main agenda
The FundForum Middle East & Africa Cocktail Reception