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Reserve Management - Achieving Better Returns Through Diversification and Enhanced Risk Management

Central Banking Publication's 4th annual National Asset-Liability Management Middle-East Symposium which took place on 29 & 30 October, 2013 at the Intercontinental in Abu Dhabi was yet again another great success.

The 2013 conference agenda offered in-depth panel discussions and presentations on methods of diversifying asset allocations, optimising reserve levels for a better return profile and implementing best practices for risk management.

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2013 speakers included:

  • H.E Saif Bin Hadef Al-Shamsi, Assistant Governor, Monetary Policy and Financial Stability, Central Bank of UAE
  • Ted H Chu, Chief Economist, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
  • Hatem Ibrahim, General Manager Risk Management, Central Bank of Egypt
  • Khalid Al Khater, Director, Department of Research and Monetary Policy, Qatar Central Bank

2013 topics discussed were:

  • Macroeconomic Outlook: An update on market movements and changing sovereign investment strategy Methods of managing institutional reserve accumulation
  • The Eurozone: How have the events of the year so far impacted the position of the Euro as a reserve currency?
  • What impact is quantitative easing having on national balance sheets?
  • In what way will diversifying into new currencies contribute to the demand for returns being balanced?
  • Addressing the rising issue of sovereign credit risk
  • Monetary policy operations and risks from reserve management






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