• Noel Ong

Middle Eastern Investment Appetite

Rooster Talk 22

In this episode of Rooster Talk, I spoke with Mohamed Mughal (Mo), Founder & Chief Executive Officer of First Forte Consultancy about what is happening in the Middle East in regards to investments.

Mo is based in Dubai and he tells us that the Gulf states are open for business. Apparently, the investing appetite is getting large and they are looking abroad to place their funds.

Mo says the Gulf States are open for business. The investing appetite is getting large and they are looking abroad to place their funds.

Equity capital is looking at Gold and REE predominantly seeking near production or strategic projects. IT across all industries are doing well and the funding out of this Gulf states are gearing up to potentially help Australia decouple from Chinese capital funding.

First Forte is based in Dubai with representation in London and Asia. First Forte offers a boutique professional service and is committed to delivering comprehensive consultancy advice by leveraging our experienced senior professionals' knowledge and long-standing business relationships within North America, Europe, Asia, Australia; and the GCC (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE).

The founders of First Forte have extensive investment banking and financial market experience in the international capital markets of North America, Europe and Africa and will introduce its selected clients to a targeted group of qualified investors in Europe, the Middle East, South Africa and South Asia region which includes Sovereign Wealth Funds, Public Pension Funds, Corporate Pension Funds, Foundations, Endowments, Financial Institutions and Family Offices.

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About Mohamed Mughal

Mohamed Mughal (Mo) is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer at First Forte Consultancy. Mo has spent 17 years in the financial industry and covered the Middle East for more than 8 years. His product coverage has ranged from Investment Banking, Asset Management, Brokerage, FX, Derivatives and Credit & Rates.


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