Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) starts here Wednesday a two-day event to raise pitch on foreign investments in Qatari stocks.
QSE is organizing the London Forum event jointly with QNB Financial Services and HSBC.
The forum gives senior executives from QSE-listed companies the opportunity to meet with major international fund managers.
QSE Chief Executive Officer Rashid bin Ali Al Mansoori who arrived London to open the forum, expressed optimism on QSE-listed companies forging ties with global investment companies looking to invest in Qatar stocks. "Qatar Stock Exchange has achieved significant growth over the past few years. QSE is now a well-established institution that offers various investment opportunities for local and international investors. We look forward to working with corporate groups and investors for the benefit of all Qatar’s stakeholders," said Al Mansoori.
MSCI and S&P upgrading Qatar from Frontier Market to Emerging Market reaffirm international investment and indices bodies confidence in QSE, he said.
"The upgrades confirm we are doing many things right in developing market infrastructure and carrying out a number of important projects and initiatives," the CEO added.
QSE Listing Director Abdul Aziz Al Emadi said the London Forum gives a valuable opportunity to present Qatar's strong investment story to global investment institutions.
"It is an opportunity for talks between investors and companies in a focused one-on-one environment. QSE is keen on staging such forums to show our listed companies. Corporate decision-makers and fund managers will find the meetings over the next two days to be a worthwhile experience," said Al Emadi.
QSE-listed companies participating in the London Forum are: Qatar National Bank, Doha Bank, Commercial Bank, Masraf Al Rayan, Ooredoo, Industries Qatar, Mesaieed Petrochemical Company, Gulf International Services, Vodafone, United Development Company, Al Khaliji Commercial Bank, Qatar Islamic Bank, Qatar Insurance, Nakilat and Milaha.