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Structured Products Middle East 2008 event to be held in April

United Arab Emirates: Thursday, February 28 - 2008 @ 09:52

Since Structured Products magazine’s launch in 2004, over 4000 finance professionals have attended its events.

Having enjoyed worldwide success, the portfolio has expanded from 2 regional events in 2005 to 18 regional events scheduled for 2008, including the inaugural Structured Products Middle East.

The launch event, on 28-29 April 2008 at The Raffles Hotel in Dubai, is tailored to meet the interests and educational needs of distributors based within and outside of this thriving financial centre.

The impressive panel of speakers unites regulatory representatives, academics, leading local distributors and global product structurers, imparting their insight into local demand and the global outlook for the structured products market.

Structured Products Magazine is pleased to announce the following speakers to its growing and impressive panel:

Gilles Rollet, Chief Executive Officer, MIRABAUD MIDDLE EAST LTD
Adam Habib, Managing Director – Head of European Equity Structured Retail Products, LEHMAN BROTHERS INTERNATIONAL (EUROPE)
Nicolas Cagi Nicolau, Managing Director – Global Head of Structured Products Solutions, SOCIETE GENERALE PRIVATE BANKING
Haroon Ahmad, Head of Business Development, EIS ASSET MANAGEMENT
Bindesh Shah, Co-founder, AMIRI CAPITAL
Dr A S Johan, Family Office Advisor, A S JOHAN GMS
Richard Metcalfe, Global Head of Policy and Senior Regulatory Advisor, INTERNATIONAL SWAPS AND DERIVATIVES ASSOCIATION (ISDA)
Programme highlights

The global structured products market – latest trends and challenges
How can structured products meet the needs of Middle East investors?
Using structured products in portfolio management: understanding their full potential
The challenge of enforcing uniform principles: is there a need for industry standards?
Structured products linked to property and other emerging asset classes
Opportunities in hedge fund linked structured products
Are all ‘approved’ products fully Sharia compliant?
Commodity diversification: what are the opportunities outside

This inaugural event offering also includes a separately bookable, in-depth workshop:
Structuring Shariah compliant products to hedge risk

Led by Professor Rodney Wilson, School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University and Former Visiting Professor at Universities of Kuwait, Paris X and International University of Japan.

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