X Cbonds Fixed Income Conference

November 9, 2023
Dubai
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront (Al Abraaj Street, Business Bay, Dubai, UAE)
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Speakers

Alisher A. Djumanov
Founder & Managing Partner, GulfCA Wealth (UAE)
Over 25 years of international experience in advisory, investment banking, venture capital, private equity and investment management. Founder of GulfCA Wealth, a family office investment...
Over 25 years of international experience in advisory, investment banking, venture capital, private equity and investment management. Founder of GulfCA Wealth, a family office investment management firm focused on global emerging and frontier markets. Work experience include Credit Suisse First Boston, Lazard, Renaissance Capital as well as Strategy& PwC and EY. Founded several award-winning investment banks and asset management firms in a number of developing countries. Has advised governments, sovereign wealth funds, state-owned enterprises, multinational corporates on foreign direct investments as well as invested and co-invested along with family offices and other principal investors across various asset classes. Work and studies in over 25 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Chair, moderator or speaker at over 200 conferences on investing in emerging and frontier markets, Islamic finance, banking, capital markets, hedge funds, energy, resources, infrastructure, property, telecom, technology. Media appearances on Bloomberg, CNBC, BBC, Al Jazeera, Reuters, Dow Jones, Channel NewsAsia as well as AP, Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Euromoney, Global Finance, Institutional Investor.
Haitham Abdulla
Unit Head – Investment Solutions, Treasury, National Bank of Fujairah
Haitham works for National Bank of Fujairah, where he leads the investment solutions team, which sources and manages investment solutions across multi-asset strategies and various...
Haitham works for National Bank of Fujairah, where he leads the investment solutions team, which sources and manages investment solutions across multi-asset strategies and various asset classes for corporate, private, and retail clients. Haitham is a CFA charter holder and a member of the Emirates CFA Society.
Mohammad Ahsan
Managing Director, Rates & Fixes Income, Mashreqbank
Ahsan is a highly qualified financial markets professional with over 24 years of experience in the areas of investment banking, capital markets and research and...
Ahsan is a highly qualified financial markets professional with over 24 years of experience in the areas of investment banking, capital markets and research and asset management. He is based in Dubai, working for Mashreqbank PSC since December 2004 and is currently heading the Rates, Fixed Income & Structured Solutions team in the Treasury & Capital Markets Group. Ahsan’s areas of expertise include credit analysis & trading, interest rate derivatives structuring & trading, and structured solutions. He has keen interest in global and regional macro-economic developments and closely monitor key industrial and financial trends emerging in the GCC in general and the UAE in particular. He is regularly advising clients on investment and risk management strategies based on global macro developments especially related to monetary policies. He has represented Mashreqbank at various regional and international seminars covering the economic and capital markets outlook. He has been associated with Mashreq for over 18 years and during that time also carried out the roles of fixed income portfolio manager and head of international treasury sales. Prior to joining Mashreq, Ahsan worked in the area of M&A advisory and Corporate Finance for 5 years for UBS Pakistan and was involved in a wide range of public and private advisory and fund-raising transactions. Ahsan has achieved professional qualifications such as the CFA Charter awarded by the CFA Institute in 2003 and the FRM Charter awarded by the Global Association of Risk Professionals in 2007. He completed his Masters in Risk Management from Stern School of Business at the New York University in 2018.
Nicolo Bocchin
Global Head of Fixed Income, Azimut DIFC
Nicolò joined Azimut Investments in Luxembourg in March 2018, in the role of Senior Portfolio Manager, Head of Fixed Income. In 2021, he moved to...
Nicolò joined Azimut Investments in Luxembourg in March 2018, in the role of Senior Portfolio Manager, Head of Fixed Income. In 2021, he moved to Azimut’s Dubai office, as Global Head of Fixed Income, chairing Azimut Group’s Global Fixed Income Committee and coordinating a team of more than 30 fixed income professionals across Azimut offices in the world. Nicolò manages around $6 Billion in public credit strategies, mainly focusing on subordinated debt, emerging market bonds and convertible securities. Prior to joining Azimut, Nicolò worked for 16 years at Aletti Gestielle Sgr in Milan, at that time one of the major Italian asset management firms, where he oversaw the credit desk since 2008. Between 2002 and 2008, he was Assistant to Portfolio Manager and Junior Portfolio Manager.
Sharif Eid
Portfolio Manager – Fixed Income, Franklin Templeton
Sharif Eid is a portfolio manager for Franklin Templeton Fixed Income in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Mr. Eid is responsible for co-managing FTSF Franklin Sukuk...
Sharif Eid is a portfolio manager for Franklin Templeton Fixed Income in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Mr. Eid is responsible for co-managing FTSF Franklin Sukuk Fund, FTIF GCC Bond Fund, MENA Fixed Income and Global Sukuk mandates and institutional accounts, as well as trading within the team. Mr. Eid has over 13 years of experience in the financial services industry starting at TD Securities in Toronto. Mr. Eid joined Franklin Templeton in 2009 as a research analyst where he helped develop the group's fundamental research process and production before becoming a portfolio manager in 2011.Mr. Eid holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in industrial engineering and a Master of Mathematical Finance from University of Toronto.
Charles Feghali
Head of Investment, Azimut DIFC
Charles R. Féghali is currently serving as the Head of Investment at Azimut (DIFC) and holding the position of Senior Portfolio Manager for Azimut Sukuk...
Charles R. Féghali is currently serving as the Head of Investment at Azimut (DIFC) and holding the position of Senior Portfolio Manager for Azimut Sukuk strategies. With an extensive career spanning over two decades, Charles stands as a seasoned investment expert with a distinguished track record in fixed income, equities, forex, and derivatives. Prior to his role at Azimut, he showcased his expertise as Head of Investment at Prometheus Capital Finance, a reputable Italian asset management firm based in the dynamic Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Charles also held a significant role as Senior Vice President in the investment department of Banco Espirito Santo in Dubai managing multi-asset discretionary portfolios. Charles holds a BA in Economics from the American University of Beirut.
Tohib Iyiola
CEO, Stronghold Global Finance
Tohib Iyiola, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Stronghold Global Finance, British born and a serial entrepreneur. Tohib has considerable experience in the investment and...
Tohib Iyiola, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Stronghold Global Finance, British born and a serial entrepreneur. Tohib has considerable experience in the investment and development cycle of real assets especially in emerging markets. He was the CEO of Citigate International Limited in the United Arab Emirates, he also held board positions in its portfolio companies as well as various senior roles in the natural resources, energy and infrastructure sector. Tohib has gained considerable experience in capital markets, he is well grounded in structured finance, Islamic finance and the overall private markets investment space, he has been responsible for many cross border M&A transactions, private placements, investment fund placements and the issuance of various fixed income securities (conventional & Islamic). Tohib, as Chief Executive Officer of Stronghold Global Finance has worked to develop the organisation globally and has continually deployed strategies to enhance the brand. Right from its inception he has been central to the leadership and appointment of its management team and has promoted the companies various initiatives in emerging markets. He has built businesses in the GCC, Asia, Africa and Europe from their inception until achieving multimillion dollar valuations. Tohib is well versed in Public Private Partnerships, sovereign engagements, corporate governance, regulatory frameworks and financial services. Tohib is a member of the London Institute of Directors and is an Alumnus of the Said Business School, Oxford University.
Abdul Kadir Hussain
Managing Director, Fixed Income Asset Management, Arqaam Capital Limited
Abdul Kadir Hussain has 24 years investment experience in the Emerging Market Space. Prior to joining Arqaam he was CEO of Mashreq Capital, Mashreqbank’s Asset...
Abdul Kadir Hussain has 24 years investment experience in the Emerging Market Space. Prior to joining Arqaam he was CEO of Mashreq Capital, Mashreqbank’s Asset Management business. He has a 10 year public track record managing conventional Fixed Income credit based funds and a 6 year public track record managing Shariah compliant fixed income credit funds. In addition to the public funds Mr. Hussain has run a conventional credit based total return proprietary strategy for Mashreq bank. He has managed global credit, distressed and special situation investments in Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East for the last 24 years. Funds managed by Mr. Hussain have won awards in every year since 2010. Islamic funds run by him have been recognized by Bloomberg as the best in the MENA region in 2012, 2014, and 2015. Under Mr. Hussain’s leadership Assets Under Management (AUM’s) at Mashreq’s asset management business grew from $350mm in 2012 to $1.6bn in 2016 At Arqaam AUM have grown from 0 to over $130mm within a year of starting the business. Prior to being at Mashreq he was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse. Mr. Hussain was named ‘Best High Yield” analyst in Asia for 3 consecutive years from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Hussain has a BS Econ with a concentration in Finance and Decision Science from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurial Studies for the Andersen School at UCLA. He has been a CFA Charterholder since 1995.
Artem Kalinin
Portfolio Manager, Partner, Leon MFO Investments
Artem Kalinin is the Portfolio Manager, Partner at Leon MFO Investments. Artem has significant experience in markets’ and companies’ analysis for more than 10 years. Prior...
Artem Kalinin is the Portfolio Manager, Partner at Leon MFO Investments. Artem has significant experience in markets’ and companies’ analysis for more than 10 years. Prior to joining MFO Investments as fixed income analyst in 2013, he worked in Rusal corporate finance department and investment company Zerich, where he was responsible for analysis of international companies and projects. He has a CFA qualification.
Alessandro Lombardo
Head of Client Relationship Department, Cbonds UAE
Graduating from the University of Genoa in 2014 in Modern Language and Culture, and going on to gain a Master’s in Translation and Interpretation in...
Graduating from the University of Genoa in 2014 in Modern Language and Culture, and going on to gain a Master’s in Translation and Interpretation in 2016, Alessandro Lombardo gained experience in international relations through managing the reports of the Organisation of European Cancer Institutes (OECI) between 2012 and 2017, for the members from Central and Eastern Europe. In September 2017 he began his collaboration with Cbonds, a company providing an online bond research and analysis platform. In August 2018 he was appointed head of the company’s international department.
Vladimir Osakovsky
EEMEA Economist, Sovereign Credit and Equity Strategist, BofA Securities
Chief economist for Russia and the CIS at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He graduated from Georgetown University, where he received bachelor's, master's, and PhD...
Chief economist for Russia and the CIS at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He graduated from Georgetown University, where he received bachelor's, master's, and PhD degrees in economics. He began his career in 2001 at the Ministry of Economic Development of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), from where in 2003 he moved from the position of Deputy Head of the Department to the position of Deputy Director for Economics and Finance of OJSC Nizhne-Lenskoye. Since 2003, he has been a leading expert at the Institute of Open Economy, and since 2005 at the Institute of Contemporary Economic Research. From April 2007 to November 2008, he held the position of economist at UniCredit Aton. From November 2008 to June 2011 - Head of the Department of Macroeconomic Analysis and Research at UniCredit Bank. Then he became the chief economist of the Russian office of Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Merrill Lynch).
Aisha Said
Associate Director - Fixed Income & Credit, National Bonds Corporation
Aisha Said is an Associate Director at National Bonds, heading their Fixed Income & Credit function which allocates across the public, private, and structured fixed...
Aisha Said is an Associate Director at National Bonds, heading their Fixed Income & Credit function which allocates across the public, private, and structured fixed income space. In her role she manages the full investment process, from research to transaction execution. She is also involved in the strategic allocation decision across different sectors and investment products as part of a global sharia compliant portfolio. She has over 15 years of experience in credit, having joined National Bonds as an analyst in 2011, prior to which she was working as a credit research analyst in Pakistan. She is a CFA charterholder since 2012.
Hussein Sayed
Anchor, CNBC Arabia
Hussein Sayed is a renowned business and finance expert who currently hosts the popular CNBC Arabia show, "Bursat Al Alam." As the anchor of this...
Hussein Sayed is a renowned business and finance expert who currently hosts the popular CNBC Arabia show, "Bursat Al Alam." As the anchor of this evening business program, he provides insightful analysis and coverage of the most critical market news to help investors make informed investment decisions. From equities and commodities to fixed income and currencies, Hussein covers all the major headlines from the Asian, European, and US markets, and has interviewed many influential business leaders from around the world. With over 20 years of experience in finance, Hussein has a deep understanding of financial markets and strategies. As a former strategist, analyst, and trader in equities, credit, and foreign exchange markets, he uses his expertise in valuation modeling, fundamental and technical analysis to evaluate market trends and opportunities. Hussein's insights are frequently sought after and quoted in leading media outlets such as the Financial Times, Bloomberg, Reuters, Forbes Middle East, and The Telegraph, among others. Hussein is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Emirates. He has also completed the Chartered Market Technician Program, further demonstrating his dedication to staying ahead of the curve in the finance industry. In addition to his hosting duties, Hussein is a sought-after speaker and has participated in over a hundred conferences worldwide, serving as a chairperson, moderator, and speaker.
Todd Schubert
Managing Director, Sr. Fixed Income Strategist, Bank of Singapore
Todd Schubert is a Managing Director and Sr. Fixed Income Strategist for Bank of Singapore. He joined the Bank’s predecessor ING Asia Private Bank in...
Todd Schubert is a Managing Director and Sr. Fixed Income Strategist for Bank of Singapore. He joined the Bank’s predecessor ING Asia Private Bank in 2008. Prior to that he was Head of Asian Fixed Income Research at Deutsche Bank as well as a Global Credit Portfolio Manager with the Government of Singapore Investment Corp (GIC). During his more than 36 years of Investment Experience Todd has also worked for a number of major U.S. Financial Institutions including USAA and GE Asset Management. Todd has an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and a Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA in Economics and Operations Research. He is CFA certified.
Amol Shitole
Head of Fixed Income, Asset Management, Mashreq Capital (DIFC) Ltd
Amol is responsible for the research coverage, investment strategies and portfolio management for both MENA & emerging market bond investments with a successful track record....
Amol is responsible for the research coverage, investment strategies and portfolio management for both MENA & emerging market bond investments with a successful track record. He is the lead portfolio manager of award-winning Mashreq MENA Fixed Income Fund and Mashreq Global Emerging Markets Bond Fund. Amol has been with Mashreq Capital since 2017. He started his career in 2007 as a Credit Rating Analyst with S&P’s Indian office. He built on that experience by working on both Buy side and Sell side research roles focusing on global emerging market credits at HSBC, Societe Generale, and SJS Markets. He is a CFA Charter holder and holds a master’s degree in finance from Indian Institute of Finance, Delhi. He is also a Chemical Engineer by graduation from the University of Pune.
Anton Tabakh
Chief Economist, Credit Rating Agency
CFA, Ph.D. – Associate Professor at Higher School of Economics, Moscow. Previously chief economist at RusRating Agency, senior fixed-income analyst at Uralsib Capital, Troika Dialog,...
CFA, Ph.D. – Associate Professor at Higher School of Economics, Moscow. Previously chief economist at RusRating Agency, senior fixed-income analyst at Uralsib Capital, Troika Dialog, Alliance Bernstein. Graduated from University of Missouri, University of Illinois, got Ph.D. at Moscow State University.
Lana Veselova
International Partnership Manager, Cbonds
Lana Veselova received a Master's Degree in English and French language & world literature from the Crimean University in Yalta . She later studied at...
Lana Veselova received a Master's Degree in English and French language & world literature from the Crimean University in Yalta . She later studied at the Canadian College of English in Vancouver, Canada, where she gained great experience in international cooperation & social projects. In 2015 she joined the International Team at Cbonds, the leading information agency on the fixed income market. Lana is an expert in finding solutions for financial institutions and bond investors and possesses strong analytical skills & commitment
Anita Yadav
Senior Advisor, New Development Bank in Shanghai
Dr Anita Yadav is a seasoned capital markets expert with nearly 30 years of experience in global debt markets. She is Senior Advisor to...
Dr Anita Yadav is a seasoned capital markets expert with nearly 30 years of experience in global debt markets. She is Senior Advisor to the New Development Bank in Shanghai and has previously served in many roles across the globe, such as Managing Director, Head of Global Markets at Nomura in India, as Head of Research at UBS in Sydney, as Head of Credit sales at ANZ in Singapore, as CEO of Global Credit Advisory in Dubai etc. She holds a PhD in Global Debt Markets from French University and has been a management and leadership student at Oxford University. She is the founding director of Gulf Capital Markets Association and serves on several other private boards.
Tigran Gevorgyan
Chief Investment Officer, Armbrok
Tigran Gevorgyan started his career at The Boston Consulting Group. After graduating from The London School of Economics, he joined the Fixed Income department at...
Tigran Gevorgyan started his career at The Boston Consulting Group. After graduating from The London School of Economics, he joined the Fixed Income department at BCS Asset Management. Later, he moved to General Invest Switzerland AG as the Head of Fixed Income. In 2022, he relocated to Armenia, where he continued his career as a Portfolio Manager at the Central Bank of Armenia. Currently, he holds the position of Chief Investment Officer at the largest broker in Armenia - Armbrok Investment Company.
Sergey Lyalin
Founder, Cbonds
Sergey Lyalin started working in the securities market as bond analyst in IC Deviz in 1995. In 1997 he joined IC Energocapital (worked there as...
Sergey Lyalin started working in the securities market as bond analyst in IC Deviz in 1995. In 1997 he joined IC Energocapital (worked there as Client Relations Manager and then as Head of Marketing Research). In 2000, he organized the Internet portal Cbonds.Ru. He has been CEO of Cbonds.ru LLC since 2001. Under the leadership of Sergey Lyalin Cbonds News Agency has become the leading source of information on the Russian and CIS bond market. He started publishing Cbonds Review magazine in 2006 and was its Editor-in-Chief in 2006-2007. He is the author of Corporate Bonds: Global Experience and Russian Prospects (2001) and a number of articles on the securities market. Sergey Lyalin graduated from St. Petersburg University, Department of Economics (a diploma of economist - mathematician). Holds a PhD in Economics. Finished Executive MBA at Graduate School of Management (GSOM) at Saint-Petersburg State University in 2018.
Anita Susskaia
Head of International Debt Markets Department, Cbonds
Anita Susskaia is currently working as Head of International Debt Markets Department with Cbonds. She also holds the position of Head of the Representative Office...
Anita Susskaia is currently working as Head of International Debt Markets Department with Cbonds. She also holds the position of Head of the Representative Office of Cbonds in Kyrgyzstan. In 2015, Anita started her career with Cbonds and was responsible for emerging markets domestic bonds. Over the past several years, she held multiple roles at Cbonds, including Head of Local Emerging Markets and Deputy Head of International Debt Markets Department. In addition, Anita worked as a Data Analyst with an asset management company, Opportunity Global, where she got the chance to apply and further hone her analytical skills. Anita is pursuing her Ph.D. in Economics, with a specialization in Financial Markets. In 2017, she successfully completed her Master’s degree in Finance at Saint Petersburg State University, concentrating on Financial Markets and Banks. Anita also holds an Undergraduate degree in Economics, in which her focus was on Finance and Credit. Passionate about project management, she joined and completed PMI PMBok training at Bauman Moscow State Technical University. Furthermore, Anita completed the Fixed Income Certificate (FIC) and Financial Markets Qualification (FMFQ). The two programs are offered by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA), a prominent financial institution active in the international capital market worldwide. She augmented her expertise in fixed-income instruments and investment via the programs. Anita also possesses a broad understanding of various financial products, encompassing debt, equity, derivatives, and FX.
Anatoliy Shal
Russia, Israel and GCC Economist, JP Morgan
Anatoliy Shal joined J.P. Morgan Moscow in October 2007, as an Economist covering Russia. Presently, Anatoliy works as an Economist responsible for Russia, Israel, and...
Anatoliy Shal joined J.P. Morgan Moscow in October 2007, as an Economist covering Russia. Presently, Anatoliy works as an Economist responsible for Russia, Israel, and the GCC. Before joining J.P. Morgan, he worked in a few local firms focusing on analysis of Russian economy. Anatoliy holds a master degree in economics from the Higher School of Economics, Russia.