FGB, one of the leading banks in the UAE, hosted its third annual investment conference at the Conrad Hotel in Dubai recently. The event gave wealth relationship managers from across the UAE and FGB an opportunity to gain insight into the latest global financial market trends and practices, as well as future developments and opportunities.
The conference featured a ‘global financial markets’ panel discussion, along with key note presentations delivered by a variety of leading analysts and experts from the asset management industry.
The event covered a wide range of topics including the current MENA landscape and how it is being affected by the drop in oil prices, the opening of Saudi markets, non-traditional ways to achieve value and yield in U.S. equity markets, the importance of asset diversification in volatile markets and the use of ‘smart beta’, the European equities market and what to expect in the future, in 2016.
Hana Al Rostamani, Head of the Consumer Banking Group at FGB, said: “FGB’s wealth business practice has been recognised by leading agencies, and we are proud of the achievements we have made in this domain. We wanted to share our expertise in this area with our peers in the banking sector, as part of our commitment to supporting the UAE’s banking sector and in turn, its overall economic growth.”
Mufazzal Kajiji, Global Head of Wealth Management and Mortgages at FGB, added: “The global financial markets have undergone significant and rapid changes in recent years, opening up both opportunities and new challenges. Events like our annual investment conference allow industry players to ensure that they have a solid understanding about current market trends, and know how to prepare for the future. The conference was a major success and we were very pleased to host our peers from across the UAE at this first-of-a-kind event for the region.”
FGB Wealth is committed to enabling customers to grow, protect or transfer their wealth through the help of dedicated wealth managers and a disciplined four-step wealth management programme. This includes understanding each customer’s needs and goals, assessing their risk profile, developing and implementing a complete financial plan and providing expert advice about any changes or new opportunities.