In­dus­try lead­ers, global in­vestors ex­plore op­por­tu­ni­ties at 7th an­nual EFG Her­mes Lon­don Con­fer­ence

Fron­tier emerg­ing mar­kets rep­re­sented by this year’s ex­panded ros­ter of con­fer­ence par­tic­i­pants

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The 7th an­nual EFG Her­mes Lon­don Con­fer­ence, the largest MENA and fron­tier in­vestor con­fer­ence held in the UK and EFG Her­mes’ largest in­vestor con­fer­ence to date, kicks off Tues­day with an ex­panded at­ten­dance of global in­vestors with more than $9tn in ag­gre­gate as­sets un­der man­age­ment and a large line-up of se­nior ex­ec­u­tives from lead­ing listed com­pa­nies based in MENA, sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa, and Asia.

Con­fer­ence par­tic­i­pants will have the unique op­por­tu­nity to share in­sights, net­work, and form ac­cre­tive re­la­tion­ships, in line with EFG Her­mes’ ob­jec­tive to bridge the gap be­tween global cap­i­tal and op­por­tu­ni­ties in high growth mar­kets.

The con­fer­ence will pro­vide 290 in­sti­tu­tional in­vestors and global fund man­agers with di­rect ac­cess to C-suite ex­ec­u­tives from par­tic­i­pat­ing com­pa­nies op­er­at­ing in over 10 in­dus­tries span­ning 20 coun­tries. Pre­sent­ing com­pa­nies, which have grown in num­ber to 130 from 92 at last year’s con­fer­ence, will have the op­por­tu­nity to show­case their in­vest­ment cases and unique re­spec­tive mar­ket in­sights to prospec­tive in­vestors.

“This year’s con­fer­ence boasts an ex­panded ros­ter of rep­re­sented coun­tries, in­clud­ing 20 of the most com­pelling fron­tier emerg­ing mar­kets,” said EFG Her­mes Hold­ing Group CEO Karim Awad, “the in­clu­sion of com­pa­nies from Pak­istan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ge­or­gia, Turkey, Uganda, and Viet­nam is driven by the firm’s strat­egy to pro­vide in­vestors ac­cess to new mar­kets out­side of MENA.”

The 7th an­nual EFG Her­mes Lon­don Con­fer­ence will also pro­vide in­sti­tu­tional in­vestors and global fund man­agers with a unique op­por­tu­nity to di­rectly meet C-suite ex­ec­u­tives from listed com­pa­nies op­er­at­ing in over 10 in­dus­tries.

Par­tic­i­pant com­pa­nies will have the op­por­tu­nity to show­case their in­vest­ment cases and share their unique re­spec­tive mar­ket in­sight.The venue is poised to act as a cat­a­lyst for first-mover ad­van­tages, in­no­va­tive in­vest­ment plays, and long-term value cre­ation.

“In­vestors are in­creas­ingly seek­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties in Fron­tier Emerg­ing Mar­kets that will drive the lion’s share of global growth over the com­ing decade,” noted Awad.

The EFG Her­mes Lon­don Con­fer­ence is an ex­clu­sive op­por­tu­nity for the global in­vest­ment com­mu­nity to add per­spec­tives to their fron­tier and emerg­ing mar­ket knowl­edge, bal­ance their re­spec­tive risk and re­ward fac­tors, and ex­plore com­pelling in­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties with pre­sent­ing com­pa­nies.

The EFG Her­mes Lon­don Con­fer­ence will also give in­vestors and com­pa­nies an op­por­tu­nity to speak with key mar­ket reg­u­la­tors in two panel dis­cus­sions cen­tred on fron­tier and MENA mar­kets. Chair­per­sons from a num­ber of com­pelling re­gional stock ex­changes, in­clud­ing Nige­ria, Kenya, and Pak­istan, are among the panel par­tic­i­pants. In light of Pak­istan’s re­cent up­grade to the MSCI Emerg­ing Mar­ket sta­tus, a ma­tur­ing and vi­brant Nige­rian bourse, and post-elec­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties in Kenya, par­tic­i­pants will gain unique, first-hand in­sights into near-term out­looks in these mar­kets.

Mo­hamed Farid, who was ap­pointed Chair­man of the Egyp­tian Ex­change (EGX) ear­lier this year, is also among the key­note speak­ers at the con­fer­ence

“Egypt has been lauded by the IMF for the suc­cess­ful ex­e­cu­tion of a ma­jor eco­nomic re­form pro­gram, and the Egyp­tian ex­change has recorded un­prece­dented lev­els well ahead of state-planned IPOs that will fur­ther rein­vig­o­rate the mar­ket,” said Mo­hamed Ebeid, Co-CEO of the In­vest­ment Bank at EFG Her­mes.

EFG Her­mes Hold­ing Group CEO Karim Awad

Mo­hamed Farid,Chair­man of the Egyp­tian Ex­change (EGX)

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