Wednesday 26, September 2018 by Kudakwashe

GCC Investment industry overcoming gender gap


The Middle East Investor Relations Association (MEIRA) said that the investor relations profession in the region has been developing rapidly and is in the progress of overcoming the gender gap.

The MEIRA announced that there has been a range of developments in Middle Eastern capital markets and investment trends involving female leadership in investor relations.

In a statement, MEIRA reviewed the operating landscape for listed companies in the region and challenges facing investor relations officers in this part of the world from a practitioner’ perspective.

MEIRA also highlighted on the rise of passive investing, a trend which is significantly impacting stock markets in the Middle East.

Additionally, Noor Sweid, General Partner at Global Investor, unveiled practical tips on how to effectively pitch your company’s equity story to the buy side during her session and with the closing session conducted by Redwan Ahmed, Head of Investor Relations at DP World, who explained the impact of GCC credit from the potential inclusion in the JP Morgan sovereign index.

Andrew Tarbuck, MEIRA Chairman, said, “The conversations and discussions that have taken place today demonstrate that having the right talent, infrastructure, and supportive ecosystem in place is crucial to shape the future of the investor relations industry in the Middle East.”

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