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