Swiss Arab Wealth Management Forum


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The 1st Swiss Arab Wealth Management Forum was held on the 10th of April, 2013 at the Grand Hotel Kempinski in Geneva. The forum was organized by Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group, in partnership with the Geneva Financial Center and with the cooperation of the Arab Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The forum, which was the first of its kind in the Swiss Capital, hosted the United Arab Emirates as a guest country and was a meeting point for over 200 high industry professionals, including government officials, central bankers, leaders and representatives of major Arab and Swiss private banks and financial institutions.

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Swiss Arab Wealth Management Forum

  1. 1. SAWM AT A GLANCE  Swiss Arab Wealth Management (SAWM 2013) Forum Overview  SAWM 2013 Highlights  SAWM 2013 Accomplishments  Projections for the 2014 Edition
  2. 2. SAWM 2013 OVERVIEW
  3. 3. SAWM 2013 The first edition of the Swiss Arab Wealth Management Forum (SAWM 2013) was inaugurated on the 10th of April, 2013 at the Grand Hotel kempinski in Geneva, Switzerland.
  4. 4. SAWM 2013 addressed the future of Switzerland as a hub for Arab wealth management in a changing global regulatory environment. THE THEME
  5. 5. THE SESSIONS  Outlook of Switzerland as a Hub for Wealth Management  Global Economic Outlook  Drivers of MENA Markets  Investment Strategies and Assets Allocation  United Arab Emirates: A global business hub
  6. 6. The forum was a meeting point for Government Officials, Central Bankers, Leaders & Representatives of major Arab & Swiss Private Banks & Financial Institutions. THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN GENEVA
  7. 7. SPECIAL FEATURE SAWM 2013 hosted the United Arab Emirates as a Guest Country. The Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Economy headed the country’s VIP delegation.
  8. 8. SAWM 2013 HIGHLIGHTS
  9. 9. H.E. MR. RIAD SALAMÉ Governor Banque Du Liban “Lebanon is committed to financial performance and applies rules & regulations to always be compliant with international regulations..”
  10. 10. H.E. ABDULLA AL SALEH Undersecretary Ministry Of Economy UAE “Switzerland is the most important center for managing Arab Wealth..”
  11. 11. Mr. BERNARD DROUX Chairman Of Geneva Financial Center And The Managing Partner Of Lombard Odier & Cie Mr. Droux Discussed the ranking of Switzerland in the global financial ecosystem with Zurich ranking in 5th place and Geneva in 7th. “Switzerland is the largest financial center for transnational private savings with a share of 27% globally..”
  12. 12. MR. DANIEL ZULAUF Minister, Deputy Permanent Representative, WTO Federal Department of Economic Switzerland “To promote trade in Switzerland, we developed the Financial sector and Services..” “Switzerland has no natural resources apart from water. Therefore, to survive we need to be innovative..”
  13. 13. MR. STEFAN HOFER The Emerging Markets Economist Julius Baer Switzerland Mr. Hofer discussed the booming corporate sector in the US and also Japan’s experience in financial policy and its effective impact on the economy.
  15. 15. SAWM 2013 revealed Switzerland’s horizons and innovation capabilities in managing the Arab wealth in light of the geopolitical turmoil.
  16. 16. SAWM 2013 acted as a bridge between the Arab region and one of the world’s top wealth management hubs.
  17. 17. SAWM 2013 allowed Arab High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI) to explore by- sector investment opportunities in a steady economy like Switzerland.
  18. 18. SAWM 2013 Reassured the Arabs that Switzerland is able to maintain its leadership position as a private equity hub
  19. 19. SAWM 2013 provided a platform for holding an open dialogue between public and private sectors from Switzerland and the Arab world to take the bilateral economy, trade, asset allocation and investment relations into a new level of alliance.
  21. 21. ANNOUNCING THE SWISS-ARAB FORUM 2014 The 2nd edition of the Swiss-Arab Forum is scheduled to take place on the 3rd of April, 2014 at the Grand Hotel Kempinski in Geneva, Switzerland.
  22. 22. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE YOU THERE http://www.iktissadeve
  23. 23. Beirut Office: Tel: +961 1 780200-5, 740173-4 Fax: +961 1 780206, 354952; P.O.Box 113-6194; e-mail: Dubai Office: Tel: +971 4 2941441, Fax: +971 4 2941035; P.O.Box: 55034, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Riyadh Office: Tel: +966 1 2932769, Fax: +966 1 2931837;P.O.Box: 5157 Riyadh 11422, Saudi Arabia; e-mail: Jeddah Office: Tel: +966 2 6141855, Fax: +966 2 6519465; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; e-mail: Kuwait Office: Tel: +965 97835590; email: Qatar Office: Tel: +974 44362008/ 33177214; P.O.Box: 4974 Doha, e-mail: Turkey Office: Tel: +90 212 2813169, +90 533 212 54 44, Fax: +90 212 2813166;Istanbul, Turkey; e-mail: Organized By: Al-iktissad Wal-aamal In Partnership With: Geneva Financial Center Geneva Office: Chemin Rieu 17 - CP319 - 1211 Genève 17 - Tél. +41 (0)22 849 19 19 - Fax: +41 (0)22 849 19 20