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Oil-price, inflation, fiscal deficits and ratings: What does post-COVID economic recovery look like?

Broadcast on Sep 15, 2021 from Livestream: Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2021

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  • Structural reforms, worse(ning) fiscal positions, rising debt/GDP ratios and cost of debt: How can governments deleverage whilst supporting their economies?
  • How are GCC governments diversifying their economies away from oil? What does the transition into these new economies look like?
  • Fed policy and US rates: What will be the impact?
  • Is inflation coming: Will Big Fiscal drive growth and/or inflation?
  • What is the new equilibrium price of oil? What is the economic impact to the region at the new price?
Middle East

Speakers

Umera Ali

Umera Ali

Partner, Head of Banking & Finance (Middle East) and Global Head of Islamic Finance

DWF (Middle East) LLP

Umera Ali

Umera Ali

Partner, Head of Banking & Finance (Middle East) and Global Head of Islamic Finance at DWF (Middle East) LLP

Umera Ali is a banking & finance partner at DWF Middle East advising on both conventional and Islamic finance matters, and also leads the firms Islamic finance practice.

She advises lenders, financial institutions, funds, sponsors, borrowers, and issuers in corporate and structured finance transactions, including secured and unsecured, syndicated and bilateral loans, asset finance, Islamic finance, supply chain finance, trade finance and debt capital market transactions.

Umera has significant experience having worked in six different jurisdictions. She has built her practice by concentrating on making connections and acting as a strategic partner, and not just a counsel, for her clients. She takes a highly practical and pragmatic approach to providing legal services and brings an understanding of cultural conventions and sensitivities when working on a transaction.

Umera is interested in innovation, sustainable power source, and environmental change, and fuses that with her practice by working with Fintech and Cleantech companies and advising on sustainable finance and carbon credit trading.

DWF (Middle East) LLP

Cian O'Brien

Cian O'Brien

Cian O'Brien

Senior Investment Officer at Colchester Global Investors

Cian is a Senior Investment Officer at Colchester Global Investors and has been with the firm since 2013. Cian manages both developed and emerging market bond portfolios and conducts sovereign balance sheet research at the firm. He began his career in 2002 with the Central Bank of Ireland before moving into asset management with Bank of Ireland Asset Management. In 2011 he joined State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) in London where he was a senior portfolio manager on the active global fixed income team. Cian graduated from University College Cork with a degree in Commerce and German, before obtaining a Masters in Investment and Treasury from Dublin City University. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of the UK.

Colchester Global Investors