Sovereign Wealth Funds and Large Institutional Investors to Take Part in Commodities Investment Strategies in October at the Crowne Plaza, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Mohammed Al Hashemi, Executive Director - Asset Management for the Abu Dhabi Investment Company, the investment arm of the world’s largest Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) will be addressing “Commodities Investment Strategies” in Dubai on 28 – 29 October 2008 at the Crowne Plaza hotel.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 28, 2008 --( Al Hashemi will be one of the panelists during a special investor panel session, speaking on ‘The Opportunities for Commodities Investment’.

As well as featuring institutional investors and SWFs, Commodities Investment Strategies will bring world-renowned commodities experts never heard before in this region to Dubai, for the benefit of the investment community.

The summit has been developed by the International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC), the global providers of tailored, industry-driven conferences; in collaboration with an elite international advisory board that includes senior representatives from Dow Jones, International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) and the IMF.

“With the volatility of the global financial market and subsequent lack of performance by traditional asset classes like stocks and bonds, commodities provide a strong investment opportunity. The aim of this summit is to find solutions for key investment issues and to discuss the opportunities for investment in what has become the highest performing asset class in the last decade” says Chris Corander, Conference Director at Finance IQ, IQPC Middle East.

“Commodities Investment Strategies” provides a unique platform for the region’s leading investors to address the most important topics affecting the commodities markets. Bob Greer, Executive Vice President at PIMCO will be the opening keynote address on ‘Analysing the Commodities Bull Run – Past, Present and Future’. Greer has been widely credited with defining the first investable commodity index and was named “one of the most important Product Managers in the world” by Hard Assets Investor.

Topics under discussion during the two day conference will include the growing role of private equity in commodities investment, the possible repercussions of government intervention in commodity markets in light of claims that financial speculators are causing price malfunctions, the implications of the oil and energy crisis, and adding maximum value to commodity index investments by employing structural alpha strategies.

Furthermore, The American Academy Of Financial Management (AAFM) will be conducting a certified two day masterclass on 26-27 October, Certified Commodities Analyst, designed specifically for Commodities Investment Strategies.

About IQPC Middle East:
For over thirty years, IQPC has helped the world's leading corporations solve their business challenges through the sharing of practical industry solutions and global best practice. In the process, the company has built a formidable reputation for quality and value. During this time, the Middle East's most progressive companies have benefited from IQPC’s unrivalled global reach, which has connected international expertise with regional and local leaders.

About Finance IQ:
Finance IQ has successfully conducted many large scale conferences which have been instrumental in bringing together individuals and institutions who drive the industry on an international level. Finance IQ provides news and strategic events across Europe, Asia, the US and the Middle East, educating almost 5,000 high-level executives annually. Their comprehensive face-to-face and online events provide an unbiased, specialist forum where the most critical issues pertaining to the industry can be discussed.

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