For the first time, the roadshow is organized in collaboration with HSBC and takes place at the international bank’s offices at Canary Wharf, London. Dubai’s delegation to the event includes 25 CEOs, CFOs and Investor Relations managers of listed companies led by His Excellency Essa Kazim, Chairman of DFM. The delegates will hold series of meetings with representatives of international fund managers in order to highlight the success stories, achievements and developments of their respective companies. Leading listed companies taking part in the roadshow include; Aramex, Arabtec, Amlak Finance, DP World, Dubai Financial Market Company, Dubai Islamic Bank, DXB Entertainments, Emaar malls, Emaar Properties, Emirates Reits, Emirates NBD, Orascom Telecom, Mashreq Bank, Union Properties, Damac Properties and Tabreed.
“DFM is at the forefront of main destinations for foreign investors looking to access Middle Ease capital markets. We have pioneered the concept of investor roadshows amongst regional exchanges since 2007. Such events have achieved tremendous success in attracting liquidity due to its effective role in strengthening the links between our listed companies and international investors”, His Excellency Essa Kazim, Chairman of DFM said.
“Based on our previous roadshows in London and New York, international institutional investors are increasingly attracted to attend such events and connect with our listed companies as they are inclined to boost their presence in Dubai capital markets. Institutions are highly confident about the prospects of Dubai’s economy, as the Emirate has clearly shown its ability to maintain high growth as well as resiliency to global changes, due to the diversity and dynamism of its numerous growing sectors. Accordingly, the roadshows are essential for institutions and listed companies alike in order to shed light on the lucrative investment opportunities available on Dubai’s capital markets. In 2016, institutions accounted for 30% of DFM trading activity and injected as much as AED 2.2 Billion net investments,” H.E. Essa Kazim added.
It is noteworthy that foreign investors in general are actively participating in the DFM’s trading activity and they have accounted for 45% of its trading value in 2016.