May 6, 2008

Deutsche Bank holds high level Abu Dhabi conference on the back of growth in its institutional Asset Management Business across the GCC

DB Advisors, the fiduciary institutional investment management business of Deutsche Bank's Asset management division, announced today that it will be convening a high-level conference for its institutional investors in the UAE’s capital on May 7.

The conference will cover issues relating to the global implications of the US housing crisis, investing in climate change, liquidity management, risk, private equity, and opportunities in Asia’s infrastructure, among other topics. Deutsche Bank is bringing its world-wide expertise to Abu Dhabi: senior executives to speak at the conference include Dr. Henry Zao, chief executive of Harvest Fund Management (Deutsche Bank’s joint venture in China); Josh Feinman, chief economist; Mark Fulton, climate change chief strategist; and specialists on India, private equity, alternative investments, liquidity management and quantitative models.

Regionally, DB Advisors has seen a marked rise in its client base and more demand for its services reflecting the increase in the number and activity of GCC institutions and the growth of their international investment portfolios coupled with abundant regional liquidity. DB Advisors offers customized portfolios that optimize returns and employ overlay strategies where risk is actively managed and mitigated.

Roelfien Kuijpers, Global Head of Institutional Asset Management, said “We are extremely pleased to be hosting this high-level event for our institutional clients. Deutsche Bank is deeply committed to this dynamic region which has witnessed unparalled levels of growth over the last few years. We have seen an increased demand for our institutional asset management services in the GCC, as more and more
institutions seek tailor-made investment solutions, across sectors and around the
globe.”

DB Advisors customizes investment strategies based on a thorough understanding of each institutional client’s specific situation, including regulatory constraints, investment objectives, risk parameters and liquidity requirements.

DB Advisors’ international client base includes corporate, public and union pension funds, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, and other financial institutions.


Deutsche Bank
Dana Budeiri
Head of Communications
Middle East & North Africa
Phone: +971 4 361 1744
Mobile: +971 50 640 3924


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