In an interview ahead of the 2015 CFA Institute Middle East Investment Conference in Kuwait, Rafik Hafez, CFA, president of CFA Society Kuwait, discusses the conference themes and highlights some speakers and issues affecting investment professionals in the Middle East.
Hafez says that one of the most interesting aspects of this conference is that it will cover a broad range of topics for investment professionals, including geopolitics, demographics, behavioural finance and the outlook for the oil sector, which is of particular interest to investment professionals in the Middle East. He emphasised that the society is honoured to host this regional conference under the patronage of His Excellency Anas K. Al-Saleh, the Kuwait minister of finance, and is looking forward to hearing from Nayef F. Al-Hajraf, chairman and managing director of the Capital Markets Authority of Kuwait. Hafez says the attendees are eager to hear Nouriel Roubini‘s outlook for 2015.
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