Barclays Capital, the investment banking division of Barclays Bank, with offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi has staged a groundbreaking conference which explored The Changing Landscape of the High Grade Market. The two-day event, from October 5 to 6, at Dubai's Burj Al-Arab hotel, drew leading regional central bankers an treasurers, and provided an insight into the high grade market.
"The fact this conference happened here is a reflection of the growing importance and sophistication of the region's investors and underlines Barclays' commitment to the on-going development of the region's capital markets,” said Barclays' Managing Director for the Gulf, Vince Cook.
Various estimates have suggested the region has $1-3 trillion invested in the West and with the current difficult market conditions there is inevitably a significant increase in the attention being paid to higher grade investment opportunities.
The session included updates on the insurance market, with a focus on Aegon Monumental of the US, the Collateralized Debt Obligation (CDO) market, asset-backed securities, hedge funds, repos, agency callable debt market, a Freddie Mac Credit Update and a crucial US Agency market update. — (menareport.com)
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