Participants at NBAD's 2nd Global Financial Markets Workshop 2010
The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), the Number One Bank in the UAE, has arranged for an impressive lineup of speakers at its Global Financial Market Forum (GFMF) comprising of prestigious writers and decision makers.
The Third GFMF commences with the Global Financial Markets Islamic Forum on February 27th and 28th while the Global Financial Markets Islamic Forum will be held on March 2nd and 3rd, 2011 at Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
Dr. Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the author of “The Black Swan” which was described as one of the twelve most influential books since World War II, is the keynote speaker on February 27th and March 2nd, 2011. Mr. Taleb, who is the Senior Scientific Advisor at Universa Investments, was one of the first observes to forewarn about the financial crisis of 2007.
NBAD has also arranged for author, academic and economic commentator Jim Rogers, Jamil Baz, chief investment strategist of Man- GLG, and Richard Perry, founder and partner of Perry Capital to speak at GFMF.
Other top speakers at the GFMF 2011 include H.E. Khalil Mohammed Sharif Foulathi, the Chairman of the Central Bank of the UAE and Board Member of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), H.E. Nasser Ahmed Khalifa Al Sowaidi, the chairman of Economic Development Department and the chairman of NBAD and also a member of Abu Dhabi Executive Council; James Hogan, the Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, and Michael H. Tomalin, the Group Chief Executive of NBAD.
“We are very proud and excited with the notable people who will share their knowledge and expertise at NBAD’s Global Financial Markets Forum 2011,” said Mahmood Al Aradi, the Senior Executive Vice President of NBAD’s Financial Market Division. “NBAD’s Financial Market Division has worked hard for months to assure that our Third GFMF will succeed in providing our esteemed clients and investors the essential information needed to succeed in today’s evolving environment.”
The list of speakers and panelist at the Third GFMF also include H.E. Abdulla Saif Al Nuaimi, the Chief Executive Officer of TAQA – Abu Dhabi National Energy Company; H.E. Fahed Saeed Al Raqbani, the Director General of the Abu Dhabi Council of Economic Development; Khald Abdulla Al Qubaisi, the Senior Advisor of Mubadala Development company; Matthew Hurn, the Executive Director Group Treasury of Mubadala; Ryan Wong, the Group Vice President and Treasurer of TAQA; Mukhtar Safi, the Chief Financial Officer of General Holding Corporate (GHC); T.K. Raman, the Group Chief Financial Officer of Finance House; Stephen Jordan, the General Manager of Liquidity Management & Interest Rate Product Group at NBAD; Sameh Abdulla Al Qubaisi, the General Manager of Institutional & Corporate Coverage at NBAD’s Financial Markets Division (FMD); Chavan Bhogaita, the Head of Credit Research at NBAD; and Nik Gowing, the Foreign Affairs specialist at BBC.
NBAD’s Financial Market Division (FMD) organises the annual GFMF. Each year’s conference is unique and adds on the success of the year before. This year’s GFMF includes the Investor Presentation sessions, a programme that has never been offered in the region. The Investor Presentation sessions are aimed to target top investment managers globally and regionally. This new leg for the GFMF is in addition to the unique conference and Workshops set-ups.
The Global Financial Markets Islamic Forum, to be helad on February 27th and 28th, 2010 will discuss the most pressing issues facing the Islamic banking industry.
Leading industry players and Sharia scholars who are speaking at the Global Financial Markets Islamic Forum include Sheikh Nizam Yaquby; Sheikh Yusuf De Lorenzo; Dr. Adnan Ahmed Yousif, President and Chief Executive of Al Baraka Banking Group; Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar; Dr. Mohamad Akram Laldin, the Executive Director of International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance; Dr. Mohamad Nedal Alchaar, the Secretary General of the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions; Richard Thomas CEO of Gatehouse Bank; Simon Eedle, Vice Chairman – IIFM; Ikbal Daredia, Acting Chief Executive Officer and Head of Capital Markets & Institutional Banking, Unicorn Investment Bank,; Rushdi Siddiqui, Global Head Islamic Finance, Thomson Reuters; David Gibson-Moore, Chief Representative, LGT Bank in Liechtensten Ltd; Ajmal Bhatty CEO, Tokio Marine Middle East; Abdul Kader Thomas, President and CEO of SHAPE Financial Corporation and Director, American Journal of Islamic Finance; Raja Teh Maimunah, Global Head Islamic Markets, Bursa Malaysia; Dr. Ludwig Stiftl, Head of Centre of Competence for Retakaful – Munich Re; Lilian Le Falher, Executive Manager – Treasury, Financial Institutions, DCM and Asset Management, Kuwait Finance House; Sohail Jaffer, Partner and Head of International Business Development – FWU; and Mark Pritchard Vice President- Head of Islamic Products Institutional Coverage, NBAD.
“We are confident these highly intellectual and influential thinkers and decision-makers will provide great insights into today’s and tomorrow’s market and economy,” Mr. Al Aradi said. “We place much thoughts and effort each year to assure the annual Global Financial Markets Forum offers great information and utility to our esteemed investors and clients.