Capital Raising from the Middle East and North Africa – The Landscape of Opportunities

October 15, 2019

Since the inception of the DIFC in 2004, asset management firms in the Centre have raised significant AUM from Governments, SWFs, Corporates and HNWIs in the Gulf and broader Middle East, using their DIFC office as a base for the region. Yet there remain valid questions on the benefits of a regional presence.

We invite you to join an invitation only roundtable discussion with our senior executive delegation at a breakfast hosted by Seward & Kissel and Simmons & Simmons to learn of our analysis of AUM flows through the Centre, discuss the opportunities for money raising in MENA, and how the DIFC can help wealth and asset managers overcome the challenges.

Event Details:
Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Time: 8:30am to 10:00am
Venue: Seward & Kissel, One Battery Park Plaza, New York, NY 10004, USA

8:30am – 8:50am: Registration and Networking
8:50am – 9:00am: Welcome Remarks from DIFC Authority and Seward & Kissel
9:00am- 9:15am: Asset Raising Opportunities in the GCC – Ali Hassan, Senior Vice President – Business Development, DIFC Authority
9:15am – 9:30am: Models for cross-border distribution in the region – Muneer Khan, Partner and Head of Middle East Financial Markets Practice, Simmons & Simmons
9:30am – 10:00am: Panel Discussion

  • Ali Hassan, Senior Vice President – Business Development, DIFC Authority
  • Muneer Khan, Partner, Head of Middle East Financial Markets, Regulatory & International Islamic Finance, Simmons & Simmons
  • Robert Van Grover, Partner – Investment Management Group, Seward & Kissel

Places are limited, so please register early to secure your seat.

Please click here to register.

Event Start
October 15, 2019 8:30 am
Event End
October 15, 2019 10:00 am


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