Year 2012

November 27, 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, November 27, 2012 - 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.

UAE Investor Roadshow 2012 - From left - Essa Kazim, Ashok Aram and Hamed Ali
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 Dubaiexchanges 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.

About Dubai Financial Market

Dubai Financial Market (DFM) was established as a public institution with its own independent corporate body. DFM operates as a secondary market for the trading of securities issued by public shareholding companies, bonds issued by the Federal Government or any of the local Governments and public institutions in the country, units of investment funds and any other financial instruments, local or foreign, which are accepted by the market. The DFM commenced operations on March 26, 2000. Following its initial public offering in November 2006, when DFM offered 1.6 billion shares, representing 20 per cent of its paid-up capital of AED 8 billion, DFM became a public joint stock company. Following the IPO, the Government of Dubai retained the remaining 80 per cent of DFM Company through Borse Dubai Limited. For more information, visit 
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NASDAQ Dubai is the international financial exchange serving the region between Western Europe and East Asia. It welcomes regional as well as global issuers that seek regional and international investment. Products on the exchange currently comprise shares, derivatives, Sukuk (Islamic bonds) and conventional bonds. The majority shareholder of NASDAQ Dubai is Dubai Financial Market with a two-thirds stake.  Borse Dubai owns one third of the shares. The regulator of NASDAQ Dubai is the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). NASDAQ Dubai is located in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). For more information, visit
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