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Ocorian Forum UAE: Examining the DIFC Funds Ecosystem

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Ocorian Forum UAE: Examining the DIFC Funds Ecosystem

We are pleased to announce that the next edition of the Ocorian Forum will take place at The Capital Club Dubai, UAE on 26 March 2019 from 08:30-11:00am. The forum will examine and open discussion on the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Funds Ecosystem, bringing together a range of professionals from across the wealth and asset management sectors.

The Ocorian Forum is a regional series of events that provides a valuable platform for individuals and businesses to share insights on current industry topics and opportunities. You can register here to attend the event.

Opening with a welcome speech from Managing Director of Ocorian UAE, Nina Auchoybur, a short overview of the current state-of-play in the DIFC funds regime will then be given before the focal panel discussion begins.

Featuring leading figures in the DIFC funds space, the panel will look to answer the questions of: What are the DIFC's growth dynamics and how can the jurisdiction add value for investors?

The panel will feature:

Marc Hambach
Chief Operating Officer, Investbridge Capital Limited

Marc is a partner of the IBC Group and its Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel since 2011. In this capacity, he leads IBC’s corporate, operational, HR, compliance and risk management functions. He is responsible for legal structuring work in relation to IBC’s investment portfolio, including the group’s investments in emerging and international markets. Marc also acts as COO for IBC’s affiliated company Gateway Investment Management Services (DIFC) Ltd which he co-founded. He previously worked at SHUAA Capital as the COO of its Asset Management division. He has also served for five years as an Associate Director in Supervision and Head of AML at the DFSA, and has spent four years in a number of executive positions for Clearstream International including that of Head of Compliance and AML.

Meher Mirchandani
Director, Manrre REIT

Last year Meher co-founded Manrre, a Qualified Investor Fund registered in DIFC. Manrre was founded under the umbrella of her family business and one of the most prominent groups in UAE for over three decades, the Palmon Group; for which she is Managing Director. Having joined the Group five years ago, she is already credited with playing a pivotal role in its success, contributing to the group’s growth by redefining its overall strategic vision. As one of the Forbes Top Indian leaders, Meher recognises that culture is the cornerstone of an organisation and is responsible for creating a culture at Palmon and Manrre that empowers leaders to build strong and motivated teams.

Philip R. Dowsett
Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (Dubai)

With years of international experience across numerous jurisdictions, Philip advises clients on business and finance issues in the Middle East, United Kingdom (UK), Europe, and North and South America. Representing clients from a variety of industries, Philip counsels on private equity and venture capital matters, complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, divestitures, joint ventures, and corporate finance transactions, including Islamic finance. Philip also advises clients on private investment fund structuring, formation, and governance matters. He is admitted to practice in England & Wales.

Jyoti Iyer
Chief Executive Officer, Xanara Investment Management

With over 19 years of banking experience in the Middle East covering multicultural private and institutional clientele, Jyoti brings his diversity of knowledge and entrepreneurial approach to business deals, offering a pragmatic perspective to asset and investment management.

Ocorian's AMEA Regional Head of Client Services, Mahen Govinda will moderate the panel, which will be followed by a chance to network accompanied by refreshments.

Register to attend the event here.

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Nina Auchoybur

Managing Director - UAE Private Clients

United Arab Emirates

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Leevyn Isabel

Business Development Director - Private Clients

United Arab Emirates

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