AFE Equities Summit was organized by the Arab Federation of Exchanges, in partnership with Thomson Reuters, Bahrain Bourse and Wavetec; the Summit was held parallel to the AFE Board Meeting and General Assembly, and attracted Arab Stock Exchanges, Clearing, Settlement and Depository Companies, regulatory authorities, brokerage firms, and investment fund managers.
The 2015 summit which brought together key officials of Arab stock exchanges and Capital market experts took place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Manama – Kingdom of Bahrain.
During the event Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj, Governor, Central Bank of Bahrain quoted “MENA capital markets continue to build and enhance liquidity, depth and diversification in terms of investment instruments, listings and capital flow at the regional and international levels. Market operators must pursue opportunities to enhance the position and competitiveness of the capital market not just domestically but also globally.”
CEO, Bahrain Bourse, Shaikh Khalifa Ebrahim Al Khalifa, found the opportunity at the event to announce the launch of the Islamic real estate investment trusts (REITs) on Bahrain Bourse; Shaikh also discussed his plans with the audience to launch the Bahrain Investment Market to bridge the financing channels for small and growing businesses at the end of second quarter of 2015.