Posted on June 03, 2014

With the participation of the heads and CEOs of Arab stock exchanges and in presence of a number of officials and experts representing various international financial institutions, the Annual Conference of the Arab Federation of Exchanges (AFE), entitled "ASE Equities Summit 2014," today opened its two-day sessions in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel DIFC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The “AFE Equities Summit 2014”, which is held in cooperation with Thomson Reuters on the 4th and 5th of June, 2014, will be followed by AFE Board and General Assembly meetings.  The Top Management of NASDAQ OMX, NYSE Euronext, National Stock Exchange of India, S&P Dow Jones Indices and Morgan Stanley will be opening the conference. The Summit hosts world-class speakers and panelists, providing highly relevant and interactive content and addressing all the important issues within the Equities space for all stakeholders involved, under one roof.

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Qatar Stock Exchange is represented in the conference by its CEO Mr. Rashid bin Ali Al-Mansoori, who will participate in the second panel discussion, which will be dedicated to talk about MSCI and S&P Dow Jones upgrade and the underlying implications.

Mr. Al-Mansoori also participates in AFE Board and General Assembly meetings, during which a number of decisions concerning the member exchanges will be taken, including the approval on the Executive Committee recommendation on the AFE statements and reports for the financial year 2013 and the estimated budget for the year 2014, the transition to the of the AFE presidency to the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul). The attendants of these meetings will also discuss on the latest developments in the Arab financial markets.