The Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) on Wednesday urged international investors to look at the initiatives undertaken by the bourse, as it seeks to attract global investments, especially in view of strong macro fundamentals of the country and on account of liquidity improvement measures.
This was conveyed by the QSE chief executive Rashid bin Ali al-Mansoori before a galaxy of asset owners from across China at The Shanghai Global Investment Forum 2019, which was also part sponsored by the Qatari bourse.
Delivering a presentation, he highlighted the characteristics, role and recent performance of the QSE and provided an overview of a number of key initiatives currently being developed, which are designed to meet the needs of international investors.
Other topics that came up for the discussion include: the understanding of today’s global investment environment, how investors can benefit from today’s increased market volatility, benefiting from long horizon investing and benefits of building agility into investment portfolios versus static asset allocations.
The forum also examined some of the key investment considerations for successfully diversifying investment allocations and strategies, both in China and abroad. It focused on effective investment implementation, trade execution, portfolio construction and highlight new approaches that foreign investors are practising across these areas.
Qatar has already allowed a higher up to 49% foreign ownership limit in the listed constituents and it has been witnessing many companies enforcing 1:10 stock split as part of measures to enhance liquidity.