Arindon annual conference on schedule
Manama, February 24, 2011
Arindon, the Bahrain based investor relations Company, announced that its Annual Capital Markets and Investor Relations conference will take place as scheduled on March 2, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in the kingdom.
“Despite recent socio-political challenges, our assessment of the situation is largely peaceful, hence we’re already back to business as usual and are looking forward to another successful event,” commented Anthea Ameer, managing director of Arindon.
Aimed at promoting transparency and investor relations best practice, this year’s event is supported by Mumtalakat, Bahrain’s Sovereign wealth fund and Batelco, Bahrain’s leading telecom company.
The conference consists of five expert panels where regional and international industry leaders engage in thought provoking discussions on current market concerns for issuers, investors and regulators. This is particularly timely following the aftermath of the global debt crisis and notwithstanding the recent wave of developments across the region, a statement said.
Panel forums include:
• Market Outlook: What is the impact of the latest political developments in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Yemen and Bahrain on Mena markets?
• Capital Markets – Debt Focus: Regional constraints on wholesale bank liquidity means more corporate names need to look at funding diversity outside the bank market. How is this going to be absorbed? What options are available?
• Interacting With Regulators, Analysts and Rating Agencies: Why are ratings important to both debt and equity investors alike and what steps should investors be implementing when using ratings?
• Investor Relations Within Private Equity: Corporate governance & disclosure obligations: What constitutes a balanced view?
• IR Perspectives: IR crisis management, lessons learned from Asia, ME and Europe, what is the downside risk?
Leading institutions participating in the conference include: Tadhamon Capital, HSBC, Standard Chartered, Central Bank of Bahrain, Bahrain Bourse, Fitch Ratings, NCB Capital, Arcapita, Addax, Citi, Rasmala Investment Bank, Al-Rajhi Capital, SICO and DIB.
Advanced registration is required to secure entry.-TradeArabia News Service