8:15 Registration and Networking
9:00 Welcome Address: Global Investor Group
9:10 Keynote Address: Central Bank of Bahrain
9:30 Bahrain’s bourse is bullish amid steady economic growth, what opportunities does this provide local asset managers?
Bahrain’s economy is forecast to grow 2.6% in 2019, which would be its 22nd consecutive year of economic expansion, while the kingdom has steadily reduced its budget deficit and ratings agencies give the country a stable outlook.
10:10 After a tumultuous 2018 on oil markets and Gulf bourses, what now for the region’s asset management sector?
Global economic uncertainty seems to be spurring wealthy Gulf investors to bring some of their money closer to home, repatriating funds to invest in undervalued regional equities.
10:50 Coffee and Networking Break
11:30 Fixed income outlook, with a focus on sukuk. Sharia-compliant debt issuance fell last year from 2018’s all-time high as a rebound in oil prices reduced Gulf sovereigns’ borrowing needs.
12:10 Robo-advisors – opportunity or threat?
Mutual fund penetration in the Gulf is very low versus developed markets despite the region’s abundant wealth. This in part due to the high expat population, which appears reluctant to invest locally.
12:40 Focus on regulation – the likes of the CBB and Saudi Arabia’s Capital Market Authority have made great strides in improving and strengthening market regulations.
14:20 Real estate outlook – Returns from Bahrain’s retail and hospitality sectors are outperforming residential real estate, while the UAE’s once-buoyant property market seems set for a further spell in the doldrums as the long-predicted pre-Expo rally fails to materialise due to oversupply and a lack of demand.
15:00 Close of Conference
The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) is a public corporate entity established by the 2006 CBB and Financial Institutions Law. It succeeded the Bahrain Monetary Agency, which had previously carried out central banking and regulatory functions since its establishment in 1973.
The CBB inherits the BMA's 33-year track record and wide range of responsibilities, including the implementation of the Kingdom's monetary and foreign exchange policies. The CBB also manages the government's reserves and debt issuance, issues the national currency and oversees the country's payments and settlement systems. It is the
sole regulator of Bahrain's financial sector, covering the full range of banking, insurance, investment business and capital markets activities.
The CBB's wide scope of responsibilities allows a consistent policy approach to be undertaken across the whole of the Kingdom's financial sector. It also provides a straightforward and efficient regulatory framework for financial services firms operating in Bahrain.
أرقام الاستثمارية هي شركة سعوديه متخصصة في تزويد و نشر البيانات و المعلومات
المالية و الاقتصادية التي تهم المستثمرين وصناع القرار في السوق السعودي كانت
البداية في عام 2007 ، ومنذ ذلك الحين وأرقام تقوم بدور ريادي في رفع مستوى
الوعي الاستثماري وتعزيز شفافية الاسواق ، من خلال توفير المعلومات الصحيحة و
الدقيقة بالشكل المناسب في الوقت المناسب للمستثمرين و صناع القرار
تعتبر بوابة أرقام الوجهه الأولى للباحثين عن المعلومات المالية والتحليلات الاقتصـادية
الدقيقة والمتعلقـة بالشـركات المدرجة في أسـواق الأسـهم السعودية.
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Since then, it has played a leading role in raising investment awareness and improving market transparency in the Kingdom and beyond.
Accurate news reporting, objective coverage and insightful analysis of markets have become the cornerstones of the Argaam's brand, since inception.
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