London, May 4th
2016: Qatar Stock Exchange
(QSE), in coordination with Goldman Sachs, today commenced in London a roadshow that aims to promote investment in the Qatari companies listed on QSE and support their investor relations practices.
The forum is designed to complement the companies' ongoing investor relations activities through providing an opportunity for the senior managements of listed companies to meet key decision makers from a number of the world's largest international fund managers.
Mr. Rashid bin Ali Al-Mansoori, CEO of Qatar Stock Exchange, described the event as an opportunity for a detailed two-way dialogue between international investment institutions and Qatari listed companies in a focused environment and added that the inclusion of Qatar in the MSCI, S&P, and FTSE emerging market indices provided a unique opportunity for Qatar to showcase its market-leading listed companies.
"The road show is an opportunity for the Qatari listed companies to work alongside the global investment community and benefit from the upgrade to an emerging market status which reflects the recognition of prominent international investment institutions that we are doing many things right in terms of the development of the market infrastructure and the implementation of a number of important projects and initiatives," Al-Mansoori highlighted.
In aggregate twelve listed companies, representing around half of the QE market capitalization, will use this opportunity to emphasize to the fund managers their particular investment themes; the Qatari companies participating are Ooredoo, QNB, Commercial Bank of Qatar, Doha Bank, Masraf Al Rayan, Nakilat, Qatar Navigation, Al Khaliji Commercial Bank, QIB, Qatar Electricity & Water, Industries Qatar, and Al Meera.