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ENBD REIT: Life after listing, six months on

In September 2016, Emirates NBD Asset Management’s ‘Emirates Real Estate Fund’ team began the process of restructuring the fund from an open to a closed-ended vehicle and re-domiciling from Jersey to the DIFC. This marked the first step in a preparation process that would culminate in the listing of the UAE’s second ever Real Estate Investment Trust, ENBD REIT.  In this white paper, produced exclusively for MEIRA, Julia Ward-Osseiran, Investor Relations Officer at ENBD REIT, talks about life after listing, six months after the Shari’a-compliant Real Estate Investment Trust offered its ordinary shares on Nasdaq Dubai.

Saudi Arabia: The opportunities and challenges of a potential MSCI classification upgrade

MSCI Inc. announced in June 2017 that is to open a consultation into the status of the Tadawul in its market classifications, with the potential for Saudi Arabia to be officially recognised as an emerging market as early as June 2018.
Whilst the consultation is ongoing, attention turns to the implications for the market’s issuers should an accession happen. How much more capital would flow into the region? How can all Saudi issuers look to capitalise on it? What would it mean for investment into the GCC region as a whole?

Real estate in the Middle East: the drive for transparency

Andrew Tarbuck, MEIRA Vice Chairman and Partner at Hogan Lovells, shares his views on the current level of transparency and disclosure within the real estate market in the Middle East and how recent initiatives can contribute to improving the regional markets as per more developed markets standards. 

Crisis preparedness and its impact on shareholder value

In May 2017, MEIRA and Instinctif Partners organised a workshop titled "Crisis preparedness and its impact on shareholder value". The workshop saw crisis experts share crisis management methodologies and real life case studies helping to identify and understand key risks impacting businesses and their share value. 

Robert McAllister, Senior Consultant at Instinctif Partners who participated as speaker during the workshop, has shared the key points with MEIRA in this White Paper which places the IR position as a key role in improving crisis avoidance. 

On the hot seat: Sofia El Boury, Head of IR at FAB

In the context of the "Annual IR Practitioners Survey" launched by MEIRA, in collaboration with Hanson Search, Felice Hurst, Managing Director at Hanson Search MENA, interviewed Sofia El Boury, who has been recently appointed Head of IR of First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB). During this interview, Sofia spoke about her career, her path into IR, and how the IR landscape in the region is changing.

Views on the Investor Relations function in UAE

Dr. Ryan Lemand, MEIRA Board Member and Managing Director - Head of Asset Management & Wealth Management at ADS Securities Asset Management, shares his thoughts about the importance of the Investor Relations function and how recent initiatives in UAE can contribute to raise the profile of listed companies as well as diversify the local economy. 

Middle East Investor Relations Practitioners Survey 2017

MEIRA has interviewed Redwan Ahmed, Head of Investor Relations at DP World and winner of the Best Investor Relations Officer in UAE Award in 2016. Redwan Ahmed gives an insight into what is behind the company’s continued success and his thoughts on the role of IR in the region.

Debunking the myths in annual reporting by Emperor

The annual report has long been one of the most important documents a company publishes during the year, but over the past decade, they have evolved and become more complex. In this white paper, Emperor looks at the five myths they come across most frequently when talking to companies, provides evidence to refute them and makes suggestions to help those preparing the reports.

Investment Outlook 2017

In January 2017, Hogan Lovells released its thought leadership report titled "Investment Outlook 2017: Deal Trends in the GCC".

Andrew Tarbuck, MEIRA Vice Chairman and Partner at Hogan Lovells contributed to the report. He shares with MEIRA members the key takeaways from the report.

Middle East survey on corporate reputation by H+K

The Reputation Index

Hill+Knowlton Strategies’ Middle East survey of senior management opinions on the importance of corporate reputation

Arkadin: IR calls and webcasts best practice guide

Arkadin: IR calls and webcasts best practice guide

J.P.Morgan: DR Advisor Quarterly Newsletter Volume 28 - 2014

The DR Advisor Quarterly is a periodic newsletter produced by J.P. Morgan which offers insights into the global world of depositary receipts (DR).

J.P.Morgan: DR Advisor Quarterly Newsletter Volume 27 - 2014

The DR Advisor Quarterly is a periodic newsletter produced by J.P. Morgan which offers insights into the global world of depositary receipts (DR).

HSF FTI: Review of DFSA Markets - Ongoing Market Disclosure

In January 2014 the DFSA published Markets Brief No. 6 ("MB6") which discussed the DFSA’s policy on:
1. ongoing market disclosure requirements in relation to dividends and other distributions by Reporting Entities; and
2. Connected Persons’ disclosures.. 

J.P.Morgan: DR Advisor Quarterly Newsletter

The DR Advisor Quarterly is a periodic newsletter produced by J.P. Morgan which offers insights into the global world of depositary receipts.

PwC: Global Asset Management 2020

The asset management industry stands on the edge of a number of fundamental shifts that will shape the future of the industry.

IPREO: Governance & Legal Trends in Investor Relations

Following on from a workshop held in Dubai on 13 February, IPREO's best-practice company toolkit to manage increased shareholder activism, cross border voting and regulatory burden in IR is now available to download.

Thought piece by Bell Pottinger: The importance of reputation for IR

Tristan Peniston-Bird, Partner and Managing Director of Bell Pottinger Middle East, contributes this month’s thought piece

Economic Update: No Default

BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey discusses U.S. default concerns in his October 2013 economic update

Merchant Cantos Corporate Brochure 2013