First Gulf Bank (FGB), one of the leading banks in the UAE, hosted a seminar for its ‘First Wealth’ high net worth customers at Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai yesterday, to review the current state of the UAE real estate and regional investment markets.
The event featured key note presentations delivered by a number of industry experts from global companies in the asset management and real estate sectors, during interactive sessions designed to give First Wealth customers first-hand market insight and up-to-date information about market changes.
Guest speakers for the event included Mark Diab, Portfolio Manager at global investment solutions provider Man Group plc, who provided an overview about regional investment opportunities. The presentation was followed by a session about the UAE real estate market hosted by representatives from leading real estate research firm Jones Lang LaSalle, including Craig Plumb, Head of Research (MENA) in Dubai and Peter Stebbings, who is Deputy Head of Valuation Advisory at the organisation’s Abu Dhabi office.
Huda Abdulla Mohammed, Executive Vice President, said: “Our customers are and will always remain top priority at FGB and we’re committed to consistently enhancing the services we offer to best meet their needs. As such, we are keen to host insightful events such as the UAE Real Estate and Regional Investment Markets seminar, providing First Wealth customers with rare opportunities to listen to expert views from industry influencers.”
She continued: “Occasions like this help to ensure that our customers can remain up-to-date with new market opportunities and this seminar is one of many events we have lined up to make valuable news, opinion and commentary as easily accessible to our clients as possible.”
FGB’s ‘First Wealth’ department is dedicated to providing the best services to its customers. The team works on understanding specific needs and goals, assessing risk profile, developing and implementing a complete financial plan, and providing ongoing portfolio management.