The 2019 Dubai Investment Conference held in the UAE this week paved the way for both investors and entrepreneurs to take a closer look at the opportunities and challenges faced in today's financial markets.
The conference, held on January 28, 2019, was a remarkable opportunity to delve into the peculiarities of investment and grasp a wider understanding of techniques to grow personal wealth.
It was sponsored by FxPro, led and organized by Chief Financial Market Strategist Jihad El Hokayem while enjoying a large Pan-Arab media coverage in the presence of academic, economic and investment personnel.
A group of practiced expert speakers took the floor to share with the audience their knowledge and expertise in investment and financial markets.
Digital challenge facing markets and financial institutions in the region
Dr. Henry Azzam, Finance Professor at the American University of Beirut, and previous Chairman and CEO at Deutsche Bank MENA, pointed out during the conference that digital disruption is reshaping the world of finance in a day and age where a smartphone has become your wallet, coupled with the rise of Fintech and online payment services.
Financial modeling in a world of disruptive change
Dr. Jihad Nader, Vice President and Professor of Finance at the American University of Dubai stressed during his intervention that the focus should be on how to make sound financial decisions to help an investor make general wealth while financial modeling goes from projecting the past to analyzing the future.
Living in a perpetual world of debt
Mr. Jamil Hallak, Head of Investments at Riad Bank, explained during his speech that debts are created to back up economies, however, if debt exceeds its healthy level, we are running the risk of living in a perpetual dent environment even if growth continues increasing.
The World Economy in 2019: The Bad, the Good and the Ugly
During his intervention at the Conference, Mr. Marios Maratheftis, Partner at Governance Creed, Previous Chief Economist at Standard Chartered Bank, identified the deceleration of global economic activity in 2019, the US fiscal stimulus, the trade war between US and China and the antiglobalization among the main components of Bad, Good and Ugly economies.
The impact of the Recent Oil Price on the GCC Banking System
Dr. Viviane Naimy, Dean of the School of Business and Economics at Notre Dame University, presented before the audience a detailed overview on the impact of the recent oil price decline on the GCC banking system by examining how diverse bank performance indicators have responded to the latest oil price shock.
Too much knowledge is dangerous, keep it simple
Mr. Steve Cronin, Founder of DeadSimple Saving & Board Member of SimplyFI, shared with the audience exciting insight on how to reach financial independence and retire early while your passive income exceeds your living expenses
Jihad El Hokayem, Chief Financial Market Strategist at FxPro advised attendees on how to cash in on future opportunities while warning against spontaneous investments. He also stressed that the market’s needs and orientations are being depicted through artificial intelligence.
“Leveraging knowledge in financial markets to grown personal health” a straightforward observation in Dubai Investment 2019 conference, is a significant financial pointer that has somehow quenched the thirst of youth looking for constructive perspectives and efficient approaches to investment and involvement in financial markets to grow personal wealth in a fast evolving environment.
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