6th Networking Event

05 May 2009 Four seasons Hotel

QBA Members attended

Qatari Businessmen Association, Amwal and Qatar Financial Center organized the 6th Networking Event that was held in the Four seasons Hotel on Sunday 5th May 2009.

This event is intended for professionals and expertise in the financial industry from all over the world.  It allows participants to exchange experiences and information about the latest economic and financial cases in a relaxed atmosphere and pleasant surroundings.  It also helps them to widen their scope of contacts, and to support the growth and development of the financial profession.



Founded in 1998, Amwal is the first investment firm to be licensed by the Central Bank of Qatar operating in three lines of business; investment banking, asset management and financial planning. The firm has launched the first investment portfolio and the first mutual fund investing in the Doha Securities Market and under-wrote the first non-Qatari Initial Public Offering in the country. Amwal has one of the largest investment teams in Qatar, employing more than 50 talented professionals. The firm benefits from a strong shareholder base comprising of Abraaj Capital and SHUAA Capital from the UAE, Qatar Foundation, Qatar National Bank and Qatar Navigation.


Qatar Financial Centre

The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) is a financial and business centre established by the Government of Qatar and located in Doha.  It has been designed to attract international financial services institutions and major multi-national corporations and to encourage participation in the growing market for financial services in Qatar and elsewhere in the region.  The QFC operates to international standards and provides a first class legal and business infrastructure for those licensed to operate by the Centre.  The QFC was created by Qatar Law No.(7) and has been open for business since 1 May 2005.


QFC Regulatory Authority

The QFC Regulatory Authority is an independent regulatory body established by Article 8 of the QFC Law.  It regulates firms that conduct financial services in or from the QFC.  It has a broad range of regulatory powers to authorize, supervise and, when necessary, discipline firms and individuals.  The QFC Regulatory Authority regulates firms using principle-based legislation of international standard, modeled closely on that used in London and other major financial centers.  The Regulatory Authority is currently receiving applications and granting authorisations.


QFC Authority

The QFC Authority is the commercial, administrative and legislative body responsible for driving the commercial strategy of the QFC and for developing relationships with the global corporate community and other key institutions both within and outside of Qatar.