Marcopolis presents the Kuwait Report focused on the investments, doing business, economy and other topics featuring interviews with Kuwaiti leaders. The sectors under review in this issue are industry, oil and gas sector, investments, banking sector, telecom sector and many more.
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Recent feature of Kuwait Financial Markets is the adoption of Capital Markets Authority. According to KAMCO research "the Capital Market Authority in Kuwait created through a bill approved by the Kuwaiti parliament in February 2010 is on the right track but will require time to implement the laws and regulations that aim at regulating securities activities in a fair, competitive and transparent manner, protecting investors and implementing a policy of full disclosure so as to promote justice and transparency and to prevent conflicts of interest and the exploitation of insider information. The CMA Kuwait will bring more transparency and oversight to Kuwait Stock Exchange that in turn will boost confidence among foreign and institutional investors."
Sadoun A. Ali, Chief Executive of KAMCO, a leading asset manager and investment banking company shares his views on the CMA. About KAMCO: About KAMCO Established in 1998 with the mission to significantly alter the local and regional investment landscape, KAMCO is a premier investment company based in Kuwait. A subsidiary of United Gulf Bank (UGB) – the investment banking subsidiary of Kuwait Projects (Holding) Company (KIPCO) – KAMCO was listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) in 2003.
After more than twelve years of conducting business in Kuwait's dynamic investment industry, KAMCO has successfully established a robust reputation for solidity, characterized by its prudent, conservative investment philosophy which has consistently commanded the goodwill of a wide patron-base.
KAMCO's Asset Management Division specializes in customized portfolio management, access to IPOs, and local and international fund management. The Investment Advisory and Research Division tracks the latest directions and trends across regional and local economies as well as equity markets and offers a range of customized services that focus on maximizing returns, mitigating risks, and maintaining capital appreciation for individual and institutional clients. The Company's Financial Services and Investment Division offers a full range of advisory services on mergers and acquisitions, underwriting, private placements, debt issuance and restructuring, and private equity management. In 2011, the Company will further aggressively build upon its core competencies to offer MENA-wide investment management consultancy and services, backed by its proven track-record in stringent risk mitigation, investment product innovation, and a cautious investment approach towards local, regional and international capital markets. Interview: Kuwait Capital Market 2012: CMA, Outlook, Equities, Bonds