At FundForum we always start with rock-solid industry research. Having spoken to over 80 key domestic and global fund managers, investment boutiques, fund buyers and industry consultants we've identified the 4 biggest themes for the emerging & frontier market investment community in 2017, which we will be covering in depth at the all new FundForum Middle East and Africa in Dubai this October.
The Impact of Geopolitical Shifts
Political shock waves in the West, fiscal instability, corruption in key markets such as South Africa, and geopolitical risk in the Middle East…Global upheaval and pressures are having a profound impact - both positive and negative - on emerging and frontier markets. For investors the ability to navigate, predict and ultimately mitigate these trends is crucial to success in these markets.
Watch the video below to see the highlights from last year's FundForum Middle East.
The Quest for Yield
That investors seek yield is not up for dispute. The key question on everyone's lips right now is: where is the best place to find it?
Can we rely on the high yield theme? Is the private debt space the answer to the quandary? Can income be generated through alternative asset classes? These are some of the key questions that will be up for debate at FundForum Middle East and Africa.
Exploring Diverse Investment approaches
In under-researched markets, what is the best asset mix, both to mitigate risk, improve diversification away from a home bias and of course produce outstanding returns. We will be offering a comparative approach to all the options open to the investor with capital to deploy.
Watch the video below to see the highlights from last year's FundForum Africa.
Shifting Distribution Dynamics
Getting your product onto the right platform to attract the right investor is getting harder to achieve. Regulatory reform, increased scrutiny on fees and the rise of disruptive, tech driven platforms, are putting traditional forms of wealth management at risk. How are fund buyers adapting to disruption and what will this mean for the product providers?
Do any of these questions resonate with you? If so, be sure to join us at FundForum Middle East and Africa from 9-11 October at the Ritz Carlton in Dubai to take part in the discussion. We look forward to seeing you there!
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