EMTA Special Seminar on the MENA/GCC Markets - Oct. 29 EMTA Special Seminar on the MENA/GCC Markets - Oct. 29
EMTA Special Seminar on the MENA/GCC Markets - Oct. 29

Monday, October 29, 2018 

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Following the announcement that debt issued by five new GCC countries will become eligible for inclusion in the JPM EMBI Global indices in 2019, this Seminar will address the economic and political outlook for GCC sovereigns, and how investors should prepare for new opportunities.

The Seminar will also include a keynote presentation on the Dana Gas case, with its implications of equal interest to both investors and legal professionals.* 

Topics will include:
- What does potential index inclusion imply for positioning, spreads and supply of GCC credits?
- Have rising oil prices muted the appetite for reforms?
- Which countries in the region are best equipped to deal with another downturn?
- Is Vision 2030 still on track for Saudi Arabia?
- What are the prospects for Bahrain and Oman?
- Is there value in Lebanon and Egypt?
- What are the prospects of the Sukuk market for US investors?
And much more

3:15 p.m. Registration 

3:30 p.m. Keynote Address
The Dana Gas Case: An Update and Implications for the Sukuk Market
Debashis Dey
White & Case 

4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
Current Prospects for the MENA/GCC Bond Markets
Gordian Kemen (Standard Chartered) - Moderator
Michael Cirami (Eaton Vance)
Tim Gill (Fidelity Investments)
Todd Petersen (PGIM Fixed Income)
Brett Rowley (TCW)

5:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

Additional Support Provided by Standard Chartered and MarketAxess. 

This Special Seminar is part of a continuing series of panels and presentations that EMTA is pleased to sponsor on various topics of interest to Emerging Markets investors and other market participants, and is part of EMTA’s Legal & Compliance Seminars*.  

*CLE credit will be available for NY attorneys.  This seminar is non-transitional and appropriate for experienced attorneys only.  Please click here for details on EMTA’s Financial Hardship Policy. 

Registration fee for EMTA Members: US$95 / US$695 for Non-members. 

We regret that this event is not open to the media.