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DFM and NASDAQ Dubai hold UAE Investor Roadshow 2012 with Deutsche Bank

PUBLISHED ON 27-Nov-2012
DFM and NASDAQ Dubai hold UAE Investor Roadshow 2012 with Deutsche Bank
  • Leading listed companies hold meetings with regional institutional investors
  • 40 delegates from 25 regional investment institutions

Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and NASDAQ Dubai in association with Deutsche Bank, jointly held the UAE Investor Roadshow 2012 for regional institutional investors.

The recently held event attracted high profile investors along with prominent DFM and NASDAQ Dubai-listed companies, giving them the opportunity to showcase their strengths and achievements.

The event was hosted by Deutsche Bank in the Dubai International Financial Centre. Leading institutional investors from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar met with CEOs and other senior executives of seven listed companies in small group meetings during the day.

Essa Kazim, Managing Director and CEO, DFM, said: “This investor roadshow presented an excellent opportunity for DFM and NASDAQ Dubai-listed companies to inform local and regional investors about latest developments and explain their equity story. In fact, the high level of investor interest in the roadshow comes as the UAE capital markets are preparing for a period of renewed activity supported by various infrastructure enhancements introduced over the last two years, which makes the two exchanges well positioned for a new era of sustainable growth."

This roadshow is the latest of the two exchanges’ joint initiative to support their listed companies by bringing them together with local and international investors; this underlines the exchanges’ leading role to encourage investor relations practices in listed companies in this part of the world.

Hamed Ali, Acting Chief Executive of NASDAQ Dubai, said: “As the economic climate in the UAE continues to improve and companies grow and prosper, and with the region's strong outlook for the near future, it is definitely the right time to build on the momentum. NASDAQ Dubai as an exchange is committed to playing a pivotal role in this growth, for both listed companies as well as the companies who wish to embark on their journey to become public.”

Ashok Aram, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank MENA, said: “Deutsche Bank has a long-standing commitment to the Middle East. With six offices and more than 200 employees in MENA, we are one of the largest international investment banks in the region; our talented local team can leverage off our global network and extensive product capabilities to provide value-added services for our investor and issuer clients. We are proud to have been invited by the DFM and NASDAQ Dubai exchanges to host this year's UAE Investor Roadshow, and look forward to further collaboration with these institutions in the future.”

Companies that attended the UAE Investor Roadshow 2012 included Air Arabia, Arabtec, Depa, DP World, DFM Company, Drake & Scull and Emaar.

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