Saudi Arabia Conference

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

September 2019

Summit

Saudi Arabia Conference

How will the turn in the credit cycle shape GCC credits?

Tuesday, 21 may 2019
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Saudi Arabia Conference

How will the turn in the credit cycle shape GCC credits?
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
September 2019
Crowne Plaza Riyadh RDC Hotel and Convention
Riyadh

Saudi Arabia Conference

How will the turn in the credit cycle shape GCC credits?

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
September 2019
Crowne Plaza Riyadh RDC Hotel and Convention
Riyadh

Saudi Arabia Conference

How will the turn in the credit cycle shape GCC credits?

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
September 2019
Crowne Plaza Riyadh RDC Hotel and Convention
Riyadh

Overview

The GCC Summit returns to explore how global politics and trade tensions affect regional dynamics. Senior credit analysts will highlight the most exposed sovereigns, financial and corporate sectors as well as growth drivers for the year ahead.

The summit brings together over 150 high profile investors, issuers and intermediaries. Be a part of the conversation.

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08.30  Registration and Coffee

09.00  Opening Remarks

Jehad El-Nakla, General Manager Middle East

Chairman: David Staples, Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group

09.10   Big Picture Session

What does the shift in the credit cycle mean to the GCC?  

  • Can global debt issuers survive weaker growth and higher rates?
  • Global politics, trade and financial stability: which regions are most exposed?
  • How ready are GCC sovereigns for a turn in the credit cycle?
  • Political and liquidity risk in the GCC: What could precipitate a sharp adjustment in credit profiles?

Colin Ellis, Managing Director-Chief Credit Officer EMEA

Alexander Perjéssy, Vice President-Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group

10.00   Spotlight Conversation

Regional growth drivers and vulnerabilities

Led by Marie Diron, Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group

Dr Monica Malik, Chief Economist, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Alexander Perjéssy, Vice President-Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group

10.30  Coffee & Networking Break

11.00   Banking Plenary Session

Presentation: Banking sector deep dive

  • GCC banks’ resilience amid economic uncertainty
  • GCC banking consolidation from a credit perspective
  • Regional challenges: Focus on solvency

Nitish Bhojnagarwala, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Financial Institutions Group

 

Followed by a discussion: Banks’ resilience in challenging economic conditions

Led by Nitish Bhojnagarwala, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Financial Institutions Group

Dr. Adnan Chilwan, Group Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Islamic Bank

11.50   Corporate Panel

Government policies and interlinkages to corporate credit trends across the region

  • Corporate credit and debt issuance trends across the rated universe
  • How macroeconomics and policies are shaping issuer credit profiles
  • A deeper dive into recent first-time rating assignments  

Led by Mario Santangelo, Associate Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group   

Rehan Akbar, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Corporate Finance Group   

Dion Bate, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Corporate Finance Group   

Douglas Rowlings, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Corporate Finance Group

Lahlou Meksaoui, Assistant Vice President - Analyst, Corporate Finance Group

Thomas Le Guay, Analyst, Corporate Finance Group

12.30   Lunch & Networking

13.30   Islamic Finance Panel

Growth trends in the region       

  • Islamic Banking: What will drive growth in 2019?
  • Sukuk: Issuance expectations and market update
  • Main challenges facing the Islamic Finance industry

Led by Henry MacNevin, Associate Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group

Nitish Bhojnagarwala, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Financial Institutions Group

Ashraf Madani, Vice President –  Senior Analyst, Financial Institutions Group

14.00   Breakout Sessions

INSURANCE: GCC insurers’ concerns and sector-shaping credit trends

  • Key concerns of GCC Insurance CFOs
  • Credit trends heat map
  • Implications of the changing regulatory environment

Led by Mohammed Ali Londe, Assistant Vice President – Analyst, Financial Institutions Group

ESG: Moody’s approach to assessing environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations for credit

  • Global trends driving integration of ESG into investment processes
  • ‍Moody’s approach to integrating ESG into credit analysis
  • ‍Insights in ESG analyses for sovereigns, financial institutions and corporates

Led by Marie Diron, Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group

David Staples, Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group  

14.30   Close of the Conference

Speakers

Moody's Speakers

Marie Diron

Managing Director

Sovereign Risk Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Sovereign Risk Group

Managing Director

Marie Diron

Marie Diron heads the Sovereign Risk Group for Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, responsible for analytical teams covering sovereigns and multilateral development banks in these regions.Marie has worked as Moody’s lead sovereign analyst for a number of Asia Pacific credits, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka and Australia.

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Alexander Perjéssy

Vice President - Senior Analyst

Sovereign Risk Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Sovereign Risk Group

Vice President - Senior Analyst

Alexander Perjéssy

Alexander Perjéssy is Vice President – Senior Analyst at the Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group. Based in Dubai, he has lead analyst responsibilities for a number of sovereigns in the Middle East, including most of the Gulf Cooperation Council member states and several regional multilateral institutions.

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Nitish Bhojnagarwala

Vice President – Senior Credit Officer

Financial Institutions Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Financial Institutions Group

Vice President – Senior Credit Officer

Nitish Bhojnagarwala

Nitish Bhojnagarwala is a Vice President – Senior Credit Officer with Moody’s Financial Institutions Group. Based in Dubai, Nitish covers a portfolio of large conventional as well as Islamic financial institutions in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. Nitish joined Moody’s in 2011, and has led sukuk roundtables and conducted workshops on Banking and Islamic finance at various conferences in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Nitish has also authored several research pieces, with a focus on regional banking, credit issues and issuer-in-depths for conventional as well as Islamic banks. Prior to joining Moody’s, Nitish spent five years at Tamweel in the Treasury function. He has also worked for KPMG in the UAE, where he covered financial institutions. Nitish holds an MBA from S P Jain Institute of Management & Research, with a major in Finance (Investment Banking).

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David Staples

Managing Director

Corporate Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Corporate Finance Group

Managing Director

David Staples

David Staples is a Managing Director at Moody’s in the EMEA Corporate Finance Group based in Dubai. His responsibilities include managing the analytical teams that oversee the ratings of companies based in the Middle East, Turkey, South Africa as well as Russia and the CIS. David has a Masters degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. (1984) and a Bachelors degree from the University of Cincinnati (1982).

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Rehan Akbar

Vice President – Senior Analyst

Corporate Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Corporate Finance Group

Vice President – Senior Analyst

Rehan Akbar

Rehan Akbar is a Vice President – Senior Analyst in Moody’s EMEA Corporate Finance Group based in Dubai. He covers a diversified portfolio including Oil & Gas, petrochemicals, transport and mining companies situated in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa. Prior to joining Moody’s in 2011, Rehan worked as a credit analyst at Mashreq Capital where he covered emerging market corporates. He started his career as a software engineer and technology consultant. Rehan has a Masters degree in Management Sciences and Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Lahore University of Management Sciences. He is a CFA charterholder.

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Ashraf Madani

Vice President – Senior Analyst

Financial Institutions Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Financial Institutions Group

Vice President – Senior Analyst

Ashraf Madani

Ashraf Madani is a Vice President – Senior Analyst with Moody’s Financial Institutions Group. Based in Dubai, Ashraf covers a portfolio of large conventional as well as Islamic financial institutions in GCC. He is also responsible for the Saudi and Bahrain Banking system outlooks. Since Joining Moody’s in May 2017, Ashraf has authored many research pieces focusing on GCC credit, funding and liquidity conditions in addition to issuer in depth research. Before Joining Moody’s in May 2017, Ashraf’s Career has been mostly in banking with 15+ years of experience working in international and regional banks like Citi, Arab Bank and First Abu Dhabi Bank. He spent most of his banking career working in the global markets and risk divisions where he developed extensive knowledge on GCC markets. His last position before joining Moody’s has been the Head of FIs and NBFIs Risk for National Bank of Abu Dhabi (FAB now) managing the credit risk for a large portfolio of GCC and international issuers.

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Mohammed Ali Londe

Assistant Vice President – Analyst

Financial Institutions Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Financial Institutions Group

Assistant Vice President – Analyst

Mohammed Ali Londe

Mohammed Ali Londe is an Assistant Vice President – Analyst within Moody’s Insurance Group, based in Dubai. He is responsible for Moody’s insurance ratings in the Middle East. Prior to joining Moody’s in 2013, Mohammed worked in the Planning and Performance Management department of Zurich International Middle East. Mohammed’s past experience also includes working with Chartis Middle East (AIG) and as an auditor within the insurance department of Deloitte Bermuda where along with performing numerous insurance and reinsurance audits, he was seconded to work with Endurance Specialty Insurance Ltd. Mohammed Ali holds a BSc from Oxford Brookes University, UK.

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Douglas Rowlings

Vice President – Senior Analyst

Corporate Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Corporate Finance Group

Vice President – Senior Analyst

Douglas Rowlings

Douglas covers non-financial corporates for Moody’s in the Middle East and Africa with a specific focus on mining, oil and gas along with telecommunications services and infrastructure providers. Douglas holds an Advanced Master of Commerce Degree Specialising in Finance in the field of Financial Management from the University of Cape Town and is CFA Level III candidate.

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Mario Santangelo

Associate Managing Director

Corporate Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Corporate Finance Group

Associate Managing Director

Mario Santangelo

Mario Santangelo is an Associate Managing Director in the Corporate Finance Group at Moody’s Investors Service. He is responsible for corporate ratings assigned to issuers in the Middle East and Africa and related credit research. His coverage spans across industries including Mining, Oil & Gas, Telecom and Real Estate. Mario manages a team of senior analysts based in Dubai.Mario has been with Moody’s since 2014, prior to moving to Dubai he was based in London where he was the head of Moody’s European Real Estate team. Mario has extensive experience in a number of other sectors including transportation (shipping and airlines) and leisure as well as leveraged buy outs. Prior to joining Moody’s, Mario worked for 13 years at Goldman Sachs where he was an Executive Director and a senior credit officer.

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Further information

For more information please contact Christopher.deRidder@moodys.com.

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Saudi Arabia Conference

How will the turn in the credit cycle shape GCC credits?

September 2019
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Crowne Plaza Riyadh RDC Hotel and Convention
Riyadh

The GCC Summit returns to explore how global politics and trade tensions affect regional dynamics. Senior credit analysts will highlight the most exposed sovereigns, financial and corporate sectors as well as growth drivers for the year ahead.

The summit brings together over 150 high profile investors, issuers and intermediaries. Be a part of the conversation.

<div class="credit-themes-container dynamic"><div class="w-container"><div class="custom-fa-wrapper"><div class="custom-item-holder"><div class="custom-icon-fa"><br></div><div class="custom-item-text-holder"><h1 class="custom-item-heading alt white">Local</h1><p class="custom-item-para alt white">Get the latest Sovereign and Sector credit insights.</p></div></div><div class="custom-item-holder"><div class="custom-icon-fa"><br></div><div class="custom-item-text-holder"><h1 class="custom-item-heading alt white">Regional</h1><p class="custom-item-para alt white">Compare and contrast outlooks with key markets.</p></div></div><div class="custom-item-holder"><div class="custom-icon-fa"><br></div><div class="custom-item-text-holder"><h1 class="custom-item-heading alt white">Global</h1><p class="custom-item-para alt white">Discover how emerging global trends will impact the market.</p></div></div></div></div></div>

08.30  Registration and Coffee

09.00  Opening Remarks

Jehad El-Nakla, General Manager Middle East

Chairman: David Staples, Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group

09.10   Big Picture Session

What does the shift in the credit cycle mean to the GCC?  

  • Can global debt issuers survive weaker growth and higher rates?
  • Global politics, trade and financial stability: which regions are most exposed?
  • How ready are GCC sovereigns for a turn in the credit cycle?
  • Political and liquidity risk in the GCC: What could precipitate a sharp adjustment in credit profiles?

Colin Ellis, Managing Director-Chief Credit Officer EMEA

Alexander Perjéssy, Vice President-Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group

10.00   Spotlight Conversation

Regional growth drivers and vulnerabilities

Led by Marie Diron, Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group

Dr Monica Malik, Chief Economist, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Alexander Perjéssy, Vice President-Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group

10.30  Coffee & Networking Break

11.00   Banking Plenary Session

Presentation: Banking sector deep dive

  • GCC banks’ resilience amid economic uncertainty
  • GCC banking consolidation from a credit perspective
  • Regional challenges: Focus on solvency

Nitish Bhojnagarwala, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Financial Institutions Group

 

Followed by a discussion: Banks’ resilience in challenging economic conditions

Led by Nitish Bhojnagarwala, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Financial Institutions Group

Dr. Adnan Chilwan, Group Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Islamic Bank

11.50   Corporate Panel

Government policies and interlinkages to corporate credit trends across the region

  • Corporate credit and debt issuance trends across the rated universe
  • How macroeconomics and policies are shaping issuer credit profiles
  • A deeper dive into recent first-time rating assignments  

Led by Mario Santangelo, Associate Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group   

Rehan Akbar, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Corporate Finance Group   

Dion Bate, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Corporate Finance Group   

Douglas Rowlings, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Corporate Finance Group

Lahlou Meksaoui, Assistant Vice President - Analyst, Corporate Finance Group

Thomas Le Guay, Analyst, Corporate Finance Group

12.30   Lunch & Networking

13.30   Islamic Finance Panel

Growth trends in the region       

  • Islamic Banking: What will drive growth in 2019?
  • Sukuk: Issuance expectations and market update
  • Main challenges facing the Islamic Finance industry

Led by Henry MacNevin, Associate Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group

Nitish Bhojnagarwala, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Financial Institutions Group

Ashraf Madani, Vice President –  Senior Analyst, Financial Institutions Group

14.00   Breakout Sessions

INSURANCE: GCC insurers’ concerns and sector-shaping credit trends

  • Key concerns of GCC Insurance CFOs
  • Credit trends heat map
  • Implications of the changing regulatory environment

Led by Mohammed Ali Londe, Assistant Vice President – Analyst, Financial Institutions Group

ESG: Moody’s approach to assessing environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations for credit

  • Global trends driving integration of ESG into investment processes
  • ‍Moody’s approach to integrating ESG into credit analysis
  • ‍Insights in ESG analyses for sovereigns, financial institutions and corporates

Led by Marie Diron, Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group

David Staples, Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group  

14.30   Close of the Conference

Speakers

Guest Speakers

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Moody's Speakers

Marie Diron
Managing Director

Moody's Investors Service

Alexander Perjéssy
Vice President - Senior Analyst

Moody's Investors Service

Nitish Bhojnagarwala
Vice President – Senior Credit Officer

Moody's Investors Service

David Staples
Managing Director

Moody's Investors Service

Rehan Akbar
Vice President – Senior Analyst

Moody's Investors Service

Ashraf Madani
Vice President – Senior Analyst

Moody's Investors Service

Mohammed Ali Londe
Assistant Vice President – Analyst

Moody's Investors Service

Douglas Rowlings
Vice President – Senior Analyst

Moody's Investors Service

Mario Santangelo
Associate Managing Director

Moody's Investors Service

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