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CGBP to Hold Seminar on How to Really Read Financial Statements

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

As a business decision-maker, it is important to know how to read financial statements and interpret the numbers correctly in order to make right decisions for your business. This is also important to make sense of financial ratios and detect if there are inconsistencies in financial reports. Because of the pressing need of board directors and business decision makers to know this, the Center for Global Best Practices will conduct a seminar called “How to Really Read Financial Statements” on June 23 & 24, 2011 at The Peninsula Manila, Makati City.

This two-day seminar will teach you all that including how to spot important issues and ask intelligent questions in management and board meetings. This user-friendly format will teach you to understand not only balance sheets, income and cash flow statements, but also how to interpret those footnotes and disclosures on audit reports. You will learn how to make sense of those financial ratios and analysis to know if you have a healthy business and find out what is right, what is wrong, and fishy in the financial report.

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Whether you are in marketing, HR, or operations, or the board director, owner or stakeholder, it’s your business to know the language of business!

To speak in this seminar are two top-notch auditors, namely Mary Jane O. Rosales, CPA, CIA and is Juan Carlos B. Robles, CPA, CIA, CFE, CISA. Ms. Rosales is a former president of The Institute of Internal Auditors in the Philippines. She has a mastery of finance, having spent most of her career handling controllership & risk management functions in Petron Corporation. Mr. Robles concurrently holds three positions at Punongbayan and Araullo as chairman of its audit committee, partner of risk management, and partner of specialist advisory services division. He has over 20 years of combined experience in public accounting, government auditing, internal audit, forensic audit, risk management and business consulting, and a CPA both in the U.S. and in the Philippines.

For more details, visit www.cgbp.org or call Krista Burgos at (63 2) 556-8968/69 (Mla) or (63 2) 512-3106/07 (Cebu). Early registration and early payment discounts are available.

A gamut of industries in Africa are poised for financial stability

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Johannesburg, South Africa – The African financial leaders will be taking only their biggest steps toward a new and better look of the financial industry in Africa. In an event that will converge the top financial executives and leaders in the region, it is considered to be Neoedge’s flagship conference pertinent to the all financial leaders, financial strategists and decision makers which will happen on 10-11 May at the InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Africa Financial Summit 2011 is well researched and is designed for financial industry leaders to seize the business growth opportunities at this defining moment after the financial crisis. All the critical issues pertaining to capital investment, funds rising, mergers and acquisitions, risk and liquidity management will be covered.

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Eric Yang, Neoedge’s Financial Events Producer, enumerated the key themes and topic to be discussed in the summit: “Exploration of funding options available for large scale projects, the future roles of finance leaders, facilitation of direct investments from other emerging markets, new legislations for business advantage, BASEL III implementation, hedging instruments, the future of outsourcing in Africa and how IFRS will affect the business environment.”

This conference shall cover an array of industries including: Insurance and Banking, Government Bodies and Regulatory Bodies, Oil and Gas, Power and Energy, Mining, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Retail, Research, Engineering, and the Academe.

The key decision makers and visionaries in the African financial industry who are to attend the summit will play a major role in the discussions on drawing the roadmap of the industry as well as the shaping of the new era of financial stability given that the Africa region is gaining a strong influence.”, Yang added.

The upcoming Africa Financial Summit 2011 event is poised to gather more than a hundred financial leaders from the Africa region and other parts of the world.

REGISTER NOW in order to secure your place at the summit. http://www.neo-edge.com/africafinancial

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Dr Wolfgang Seidel: The Allure of Equities and Commodities

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Wolfgang Seidel, a keynote speaker at the marcus evans Elite Summit 2010 and Private Wealth Management Summit Fall 2010, explores the upcoming investment opportunities.

Interview with: Dr Wolfgang Seidel, Finance Professor, ESCP Europe Business School

Nicosia, Cyprus, November 18, 2010 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Equities and commodities offer very attractive investment opportunities, says Wolfgang Seidel, Finance Professor at ESCP Europe Business School. The performance drivers will be low valuations for equities and above-trend growth for commodities. A keynote speaker at the marcus evans Elite Summit 2010 in Montreux, Switzerland, and Private Wealth Management Summit Fall 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Seidel shares his opinion on the asset classes and sectors that family offices can capitalise on, and why equities and commodities should appeal to long-term investors.

How should family office directors position themselves?

Wolfgang Seidel: With 2010 moving toward its end the macroeconomic situation is highly precarious. Concerns are both, deflation and inflation, the European sovereign debt situation and currency interventions potentially leading to wider capital controls and trade barriers. Short term, I would therefore recommend to stay liquid in order to be able to react fast. Being vigilant and having a plan B in the drawer should help investors to move quickly.

Which asset classes and sectors would you recommend?

Wolfgang Seidel: On a one-year time scale, equities and commodities have good prospects. EU and US equities are highly attractive in terms of both, absolute valuations such as P/Es & P/Bs and relative valuations such as dividend yields against real treasury yields & equity risk premiums. Earnings development and earnings sentiment do also look favourable.

Stock picks should be guided by two themes: Many institutional investors are looking at high dividend stocks to replace part of their low yielding fixed income holdings; and economic growth and valuation multiples are high in EMs, but low in DMs. I would therefore favour companies with high dividends/dividend growth and companies listed in DMs with high sales exposure to EMs.

The demand for commodities is driven by global above-trend growth, particularly in emerging markets, where the commodity-intensity per unit of GDP is higher at the margin. As a consequence, commodities with a high sensitivity for the level of growth such as energy and industry metals are attractive. Additional roll yields are achievable with e.g. copper.

In addition, due to the low level of interest rates and a second round of quantitative easing there is a good case for a continuation of the precious metals surge.

Any untapped investment opportunities?

Wolfgang Seidel: Owing to the strong growth of the world population, limited availability of arable land, change of nutritional habits and abating production yield increases there is a strong macro case for soft commodities. Because of negative roll yields in the commodity futures space this segment has to be addressed through direct farmland investments in highly productive countries with still price-inefficient markets such as Brazil. Key will be to find the right investment managers with local presence and networks.

The same demographic and nutritional factors feed into a much higher future demand for water that will cause significant shortages. Water sources will appreciate substantially in value.

Another area is real assets in the oil and gas space, which seems underserved by dedicated fund managers. There are lots of inefficiencies that need specialised expertise, e.g. depleted oil fields that can get extracted further because a) higher oil price levels allow higher deployment of capex, and/or b) modern technologies allow substantially deeper depletions.

More liquid ideas are underpriced EuroStoxx dividend futures and Argentina GDP warrants.

If you had one message to family offices, what would it be?

Wolfgang Seidel: We won the war but we struggle to sustain the peace. In this uncertain economic environment extraordinary vigilance is indispensable.

Contact: Sarin Kouyoumdjian-Gurunlian, Press Manager, marcus evans, Summits Division

For more information please send an email to Daniela Trojakova at news@marcusevanscy.com or visit the event websites below:

Elite Summit 2010 – Montreux, Switzerland:
http://www.elitesummit.com/media_gtm_ws

Private Wealth Management Summit Fall 2010 – Las Vegas, Nevada:
http://www.privatewealthsummit.com/media_GoingToMeet_ws

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Lobnek Wealth Management – Rethinking PWM

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

News Release  :  October 21, 2010
Elite Summit 2010
Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, Montreux, Switzerland, 15 – 17 November 2010
www.elitesummit.com

Marc Moret, a keynote speaker at the marcus evans Elite Summit 2010 discusses the restructuring of the private wealth management sector.

Montreux, Switzerland, November 3, 2010 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The traditional business model of private wealth management is rapidly becoming obsolete, according to Marc Moret, Founder of Lobnek Wealth Management. Wealth managers need to adapt to a new paradigm based on independence, full transparency, and cost efficiency. There has to be a complete alignment between the interests of the client and those of the wealth manager. A keynote speaker at the upcoming marcus evans Elite Summit 2010 in Switzerland, 15 – 17 November, Moret shares his thoughts on how the sector should restructure itself and which strategies are likely to perform well in the coming years.

What is challenging the wealth management sector right now?

Marc Moret: Coming out of the 2008 crisis, wealth managers are faced with a very difficult investment environment where producing and maintaining positive performance is challenging. In addition, a number of common practices such as kickbacks and cascading fees that have had a negative impact on performance are increasingly being questioned by clients. It is urgent for wealth managers to address these issues and be creative.

Do you have any suggestions on how they can be creative?

Marc Moret: There needs to be a complete alignment between client and wealth managers’ interests. In the new environment, the choice of products will play a key role – wealth managers should be actively seeking a number of broadly diversified best in class investments. A portion of the portfolio should also be dedicated towards investment products that are uncorrelated to the rest of the market. Successful managers will increasingly shift focus from chasing performance to better risk control.

Last but not least, a core/satellite approach to investing seems particularly well suited to generating alpha all the while tracking the broader markets.

Which strategies do you think will perform particularly well in the next few years?

Marc Moret: In the present uncertain environment, I would advise investors to position themselves cautiously by implementing strategies that hedge against various scenarios.

I recommend to put emphasis on ensuring a high degree of de-correlation between asset classes in order to avoid a repeat of the 2008 experience when practically all asset classes suffered substantial losses simultaneously.

The emerging markets are set to outperform the developed markets over the next few years. However, one has to bear in mind that the growth of the emerging markets by themselves will not suffice to lift up the global economy.

Prosperity Capital Management on Russia as an Investment Hot Spot

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Liam Halligan from Prosperity Capital Management Ltd, shares his views on why Russia is a top investment destination.

Interview with: Liam Halligan, Chief Economist, Prosperity Capital Management Ltd

Nicosia, Cyprus, October 5, 2010 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Russia is an incredible combination of extremely low valuations, massive returns and the prospect of ongoing good returns, highlights Liam Halligan, Chief Economist at Prosperity Capital Management Ltd. There are not that many markets which offer investors all three. From an asset management firm sponsoring the marcus evans Elite Summit 2010, Nordic Pensions & Investments Summit 2010, Investment Consultants Summit 2011 and European Pensions & Investments Summit 2011, Halligan uncovers why family offices should consider investing in Russia and which assets could provide real value to them.

Why do you recommend investing in Russia?

Liam Halligan: Russia is a seriously underrated investment destination. Even though there are risks to investing there, they are very much reflected in the prices. We have been focusing on Russia since 1996, where in this period, our main fund returned an average of 23 per cent in dollars annually. Our special situations fund, which launched in 1999, has returned 43 per cent a year. This was the best performing fund in the world in any asset class over that period of time. Both are open ended funds which have maintained liquidity respectively, on weekly and monthly terms.

Instead of relying on general cliches which have been presented by the Western media, sometimes investors have to make up their own minds about where is a good place to invest and where is not.

What makes Russia so special?

Liam Halligan: There is an incredible combination of extremely low valuations, massive returns and the prospect of ongoing good returns. Russia is currently trading at seven and a half times its earnings, which is the lowest of any major stock market in the world and yet over the last 10 years, it has been the best performing market in the world. Even in 2009 when the economy contracted the market went up by 129 per cent.

That is what makes Russia special. It is a very resource rich country, not only in hydrocarbons, but also in terms of human capital, talent and education, yet considered less developed than some emerging markets. A great deal has changed in Russia in the last 20 years but Western investors have not yet woken up to that.

Where does the real value in Russian investments lie?

Liam Halligan: The real value lies on the second and third tiers, amongst companies that are restructuring in sectors that are consolidating.

Russia is emerging as a major retail market and will soon be the largest in Europe. We like Russia’s domestic power sector. Their electricity market is the fourth largest in the world. We believe that this sector will continue to be a source of significant gains and is a good way of gaining exposure to domestic growth.

While the Western world continues to stumble and register at best only sluggish growth, emerging markets will continue to surge, with Russia central to that growth; they will need energy as they go through an industrialization phase.

What long-term investment strategies would you recommend?

Liam Halligan: My message to Chief Investment Officers and family office directors would be: Get into investments that governments cannot print more of. The only way some of the old industrialized economies can get out of their debts will be by inflating their currency. The Western world is going to be inflating away its debt and de-leveraging. Long-term investors should be looking at low leverage countries with low debts, where companies and consumers have little debt and there are lots of tangible assets. A country that really stands out under both of those headings is Russia.

Contact: Sarin Kouyoumdjian-Gurunlian, Press Manager, marcus evans, Summits Division

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Email: news@marcusevanscy.com

For more information please visit the event websites below:

Elite Summit 2010: http://www.elitesummit.com/media_GTM_lh
Nordic Pensions & Investments Summit 2010: http://www.nordicpensions-summit.com/media_GTM_lh
Investment Consultants Summit 2011:

http://www.investmentconsultantseurope.com/media_GTM_lh

European Pensions & Investments Summit 2011: http://www.epi-summit.com/media_GTM_lh

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About Prosperity Capital Management Ltd

PCM is the world’s largest Russia-focused asset manager with $4.5bn AUM. All the money we manage derives from outside Russia and our clients include family offices, private banks and sovereign wealth funds.

www.prosperitycapital.com

marcus evans Summits announces Daniel Mateos , keynote speaker at the Elite Summit 2010

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

12 October 2010

marcus evans Summits, is pleased to announce Daniel Mateos as the Keynote Speaker at the Elite Summit, on the 15 – 17 November 2010, taking place at the prestigious Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, Montreux, Switzerland.

The Elite Summit addresses the most current wealth management trends and provides attendees with fresh perspectives on adapting effectively to global changes and opportunities to sustain, grow and preserve family wealth. Over three days, a carefully scheduled series of presentations, case studies and one-to-one business meetings will provide you with strategic advice as well as networking opportunities with key decision makers from the most prominent family offices, trusts, foundations and endowments in Europe.

Daniel Mateos, Director of Werner Capital will be presenting on Why Emerging Market Wealth is Invested in Real Estate. Also adding to this year’s cutting edge programme, we have some of leading family office professionals in Europe offering their insight on Strategic Partnerships, Portfolio Safeguarding, Optimal Governance Structures and Growing, Protecting & Transferring Wealth amongst other key issues. Summit Chairman Todd Benjamin, Former Financial Editor, CNN International will be joined by keynote speakers including Constantinos G. Grigoriadis, CIO, Alpanco; Alexander Arnbäck, Manager, Passive Management and Russell Prior, Executive Director, Enterprise & Philanthropy Development, Charities Aid Foundation.

This year’s Elite Summit audience includes Presidents, Chairmen, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Investment Officers, Vice Presidents and Directors of Single-Family Offices, Multi-Family Offices, Trusts, Foundations and Endowments as well as Sponsors offering a wide range of products including Wealth & Asset Management, Integrated Planning, Lifestyle Planning, Legal Services, Insurance and Philanthropic Services.

marcus evans Summits (www.marcusevans.com), produces high level business platforms for the world’s leading decision-makers. These dynamic and innovative forums initiate and develop business relationships one to one between director and C level practitioners from the world’s most influential organisations and with leading product and service suppliers. marcus evans Summits guarantees an exclusive format which enables participants to achieve the maximum amount of business and knowledge interaction over a three day event in a stimulating environment.

Please note that the Elite Summit is a closed business event and the number of participants is limited.

For more information
Daniela Trojakova
Marketing Manager
Tel: +357 22 849 380
Email: summits@marcusevanscy.com
www.elitesummit.com/GTMpr
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World’s top mobile money transfer operators honoured in Dubai

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

The most innovative and forward-thinking mobile money transfer (MMT) companies and progammes will be recognized during the first Mobile Money Awards at the industry’s leading, annual event in Dubai from 24 to 27 October. Etisalat, Safaricom, Vodafone, Orange-France Telecom, G-Xchange and Smart Communications are just some of the leading mobile operators who will share their success stories.

MMT Awards

Mobile money is still in its relative infancy but the industry is evolving rapidly, both in terms of the technology being developed and the breadth of services on offer. The impact that mobile money is having on the lives of end users around the world is quite incredible”, says Steven Clarke, MMT Global director. “Until now there has not been any formal industry standard that recognises the consummate MMT entrepreneur and service provider and we hope that the MMT Awards will do exactly that!”

During the annual MMT Global conference and expo, the MMT Awards will be given to the industry’s top operators in the following categories:

  • Best MMT launch of the year
  • Achievement in financial inclusion
  • Best bank led MMT programme
  • Best operator led MMT programme
  • Most inventive marketing campaign
  • Best IMT programme

There will also be a special award acknowledging outstanding individual contribution to mobile money development.

Highlights in the MMT Global Conference programme include:

  • MMT and the global economic downturn. Remittance reduction and the impact on MMT services. Is there light at the end of the tunnel with economic recovery in sight?

Emiko Todoroki, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank

  • Safaricom – leading the way in combating mobile money fraud on M-PESA

Michael Joseph, CEO, Safaricom

  • Addressing Etisalat’s mobile money offering and bank partnership model

Rashed Majed Alabbar, Director, Mobile Commerce, Etisalat

  • Multi channel/multi segment mobile banking in Qatar

Julian Phillips, General Manager mCommerce, Commercial Bank of Qatar
Eckhard Ortwein, Area VP mCommerce, Sybase 365

  • Understanding the differences of launching mobile money in a competitive market compared with markets where you have first mover advantage

Nicholas Levi, Orange Money Director, Orange-France Telecom

  • Building a dynamic gateway for mobile money remittances by initiating partnerships and business opportunities across the ecosystem

Morten Hofstad, Regional Director Middle East and Northern Africa, Luup International Ltd

Event website: www.mobile-money-transfer.com/global

Event dates and location: 24-27 Otober 2010, Intercontinental, Festival City, Dubai, UAE

For more information please contact:
Steven Clarke, Event Director
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7067 1832
Email: steven.clarke@clarionevents.com

For media enquiries, accreditation and speaker interviews contact:
Communications manager: Annemarie Roodbol
Phone: +27 (0) 21 700-3500 EXT: 3558
Mobile: +27 (0) 82 562 7844
Email: annemarie.roodbol@clarionevents.com

Every Penny Counts – Preserving Wealth for Future Generations

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

As the aftershocks of the economic crisis continue to disrupt markets worldwide, some of Europe’s top private wealth management industry executives came together at the recent marcus evans Elite Summit 2010, the leading private wealth management event, to share insights and strategies for unearthing the opportunities in today’s highly volatile investment landscape.

In his opening keynote presentation, Charles Lowenhaupt, the Chief Executive Officer at Lowenhaupt Global Advisors, addressed the need for the adoption of the ‘Global Standards for Private Wealth Management’ by family offices, to ensure that the management of significant wealth remains constant and stable even in perilous times or under dangerous conditions. In the aftermath of a crisis that was plagued by instability and fraud, it has become essential for family offices and wealth managers to take this step in order to regain the trust and confidence of private wealth holders. “The Standards are what every family needs in this era of distrust,� Lowenhaupt said.

The first question that family offices should ask high net worth individuals is, ‘What do you want to accomplish with your money?’ and align all strategies accordingly. Families are not intuitively process orientated, Lowenhaupt explained, but processes are needed for functionality. The Principles need to get into the family offices’ DNA so that each individual knows what to expect from the other. Uniform, objective standards make sense for the private wealth management industry and the benefit of wealth holders, Lowenhaupt remarked.

Dr iur Kurt Moosmann, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Dara Capital discussed governance frameworks in his presentation, “Achieving Sustainable Wealth Preservation by Adopting an Effective Governance Framework�. The audience was captivated by his thorough analysis of how internal and external risks can be managed, in order to preserve and grow wealth for future generations. Death, divorce, inadequate education or intra-family conflict are just a few common circumstances which could pose as a serious threat to wealth. Therefore, it is important to consider a comprehensive estate plan and family governance, which includes but is not limited to diversifying and monetising concentrated holdings, managing liquidity, choice of manager and leadership succession, to guard against potential risks and to preserve wealth over generations.

marcus evans was also proud to have Jean Brunel, Managing Partner of Brunel Associates, as well as the editor of ‘Journal of Wealth Management’ and author of ‘Integrated Wealth Management’, speaking at the Elite Summit 2010 to share his insights and outlook on the industry. Brunel advised private wealth management executives to remember which side of the investment table they belong to. “They are the ones with the money, not us!� Brunel said, referring to wealth holder clients. “We need to make the effort to speak their language. Our job is to bring our expertise to them!

There needs to be a sharper focus on tax efficiency, more use of goal-based allocations, a broader use of alternative strategies, dynamic asset allocation and optimization of alternative strategies. “You cannot escape the responsibility that comes with the luxury of wealth,� Brunel concluded.

The three-day Elite Summit 2010, which took place in May at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace in Montreux, Switzerland, also featured presentations by Jeffrey Lewis, President of Heinz Family Philanthropies on the entrepreneurial philanthropy model the foundation is pursuing and Caroline Lang, Managing Director of Sotheby’s Geneva and Senior Director at Sotheby’s Europe talked about the lure of passion-investing and its benefits as a form of protection to family wealth.

Attendees were also inspired by comments made by Professor Dr Wolfgang Gerke, President of theBavarian Finance Centre. “We have to accept that totally efficient markets do not exist,”Gerke highlighted. “I am convinced that family offices in the future will have to manage more bubbles and crashes. We have learnt so many lessons from history and can prevent many things.”

Only a few family offices compile consolidated performance reports, thus investment activities are rarely reconfigured to account for the results yielded by investment controlling. Investment controlling is a core responsibility of family offices, and Gerke recommends a more active approach to managing investments and more dynamic policies.

As economies gradually pick up again, it will be interesting to see what the wealth management industry has learnt from past difficulties and the steps it takes to ensure future challenges and goals are met.

To meet, network, gain cutting-edge insight and share strategies with senior-level wealth management industry executives, please visit the summit website and find out more about the upcoming marcus evans Elite Summit 2010, taking place 15 – 17 November 2010.

Contact:
Sarin Kouyoumdjian-Gurunlian
Press Manager
marcus evans, Summits Division
Tel: + 357 22 849 313
Email: press@marcusevanscy.com
About the Elite Summit 2010

This unique forum will take place at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, Montreux, Switzerland, 15 – 17 November 2010. Offering much more than any conference, seminar or trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed wealth management industry thought leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. The summit includes presentations on establishing an effective governance framework, tax optimisation strategies, managing risks and maximising investment returns.

For more information please send an email to info@marcusevanscy.com or visit the event website at www.elitesummit.com

Please note that the summit is a closed business event and the number of participants strictly limited.

About marcus evans Summits

marcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discuss strategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity to individually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-to-one business meetings. For more information, please visit www.marcusevans.com

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Leading Family Office Professionals Attended the Elite Summit 2010, hosted by marcus evans Summits

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

A Unique Summit, Run by an Established Event Organiser
2628 May 2010 | Fairmont Le Montreux Palace| Montreux| Switzerland

The Elite Summit is a premium biannual forum for key decision makers from Europe’s most prominent family offices, trusts, foundations and endowments. The event focuses on key wealth planning priorities, investments management efficiencies and lifestyle enhancements.

The summit’s rigorous programme consisted of insightful keynote presentations, engaging case studies and stimulating discussions contributed by world experts in wealth management and family office executives from Europe and the US.

The speakers included:

- Jeffrey R Lewis, President, Heinz Family Philanthropies

- William Drake, Director & Co-Founder, Lord North Street

- Daniel de Fernando, Founding & Managing Partner, MdF Achievers

- Juan Jesus Gomez Cubillo, Family Office Director, Tressis

Testimonials

“Excellent event! Very well thought through and organised. Great speakers.�
Relationship Manager, Mutual Trust

“The event has been very professionaly and efficienty driven from the beginning. Great job!� Vice President, Gustavia Swiss Trust Company

“Different to any other event, meaning for the quality of organisation and attendees as well as speakers. Great networking.� Founding & Managing Partner, MdF Achievers

An extremely well organised event with both excellent speakers and delegates. The ideal opportunity for nerworking with the people that matter.� Richmond Fiduciary Group Limited

“One of the most effective events I have ever attended. In the space of 2,5 days I could establish a useful relationship with clients and professionals involved ni my business sector. Very enjoyable.� db x-trackers / Deutsche Bank

About the Organisers

One of the world’s leading business information companies, marcus evans is dedicated to the provision of global business intelligence and information to assist in strategic and effective decision-making. This information is disseminated through the following business divisions: summits, conferences, business training, market analysis and corporate hospitality. Established in 1983 marcus evans’ international network of offices produces more than 150 of the world’s leading business and economic summits for senior decision-makers.

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Daniela Trojakova
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AML Course by ACAMS on “AML – CFT Hot Topic Series”

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

EMESAP International Management is proud to announce, the “Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Hot Topic Seminar Series” will be held in Doha, Qatar. This event is exclusively planned for three days on 8th, 9th & 10th June 2010. It will consist of a two day seminar and will be followed by an additional full day interactive workshop directed by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).

The event will provide real world information and ample expert advice to directly help financial institutions of all types respond to AML/CFT related challenges that emerge daily in this constantly changing field. This world – class event will spotlight emerging markets and lessons learned from recent enforcement actions while providing the tools and techniques to avoid potentially devastating compliance pitfalls.

This three (3) day seminar and workshop will identify the most recent trends and typologies and predicate offenses that lead to money laundering and terrorist financing, and will also dissect suspicious activity reports (SARs) to identify common red flags. In addition, this program will build a solid foundation of AML / CFT knowledge for its participants and will include a full day workshop and discussion on real case studies and real life challenges through a practical interactive session.

To register, please send us a request at workshops@emesap.com.
Or call us at 0092 21 3432 5660

Our course specialist will be Mr. Ross S. Delston, a lawyer and a former US banking regulator who has over 25 years of experience in AML / CFT and financial service regulation, including (AML / CFT) compliance, for US and foreign financial institutions, industrial companies and law firms. He is also an expert on legal and policy issues involving failing banks in the US and internationally.

“EMESAP is the Emblem of creativity & acquaintance to our appreciated delegates keeping in mind their ultimate interests and concerns.”