Tue 21-05-2019 16:01 PM
DUBAI, 21st May, 2019 (WAM) -- To further attract international investments and strengthen links between listed companies and institutional investors, the Dubai Financial Market, DFM, will hold its International Investor Roadshow on 10th and 11th June, 2019, in New York, in collaboration with HSBC.
The DFM Roadshow will provide representatives of nine companies listed on the DFM and Nasdaq Dubai the opportunity to showcase their business development and growth strategies.
Essa Kazim, Chairman of the DFM, will lead a delegation of 12 CEOs, CFOs and investor relations managers of participating companies, including Emaar Properties, Emaar Malls, Emaar Development, Aramex, Damac Properties, Dubai Islamic Bank, Emirates NBD, DP World, DFM Company.
Kazim said, "As the main link between listed companies and institutional investors, the DFM International Investors Roadshows are playing a significant role in attracting new investments and strengthening the relations between our issuers and the investing community. Our initiatives are focused on improving the performance of IR practitioners, as well as launching the board briefing sessions and the Board Secretaries Certification Programme. These efforts are well-received by many listed companies and have ultimately supported them in their efforts to reinforce investor confidence and attract new investors. During the first quarter of 2019, the DFM attracted 654 new investors, including 64 institutions, taking the DFM’s investor base to 843,778 investors."
The ownership of institutional investors reached 83.4 percent of the market capitalisation at the end of Q1, 2019, and their share of trading activity reached 53.2 percent.
Fahima Al Bastaki, Executive Vice President and Head of Business Development Division of DFM, said, "The DFM listed companies are proactively responding to DFM’s numerous initiatives aimed at implementing the best practices of Investor Relations and Corporate Governance and many of them have achieved huge success in this field. The continuous success of the roadshows the DFM has been organising since 2007 is a clear indication of the success stories and quality of investment opportunities provided by many of our listed companies and we are hoping to see this encouraging trend gain further momentum in the future."
The 2019 roadshow will be held along with the Global Emerging Markets Investor Forum, one of the largest investment forums organised by the bank, with the participation of more than 200 international institutions.