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    Asia House Chief Executive Michael Lawrence OBE Chairs the KAFD Dialogue on the 2024 Investment Outlook in Riyadh

    Published On: 7 February 2024

    CEOs, Saudi government officials, and senior executives from leading Saudi and international businesses gathered in Riyadh for KAFD’s Dialogue on the 2024 Investment Outlook.

    2024 has the potential of being a volatile and unpredictable year in terms of macroeconomics and geopolitics, with high interest rates, multiple high-profile elections, and broader global conflict complicating the investment environment. Against this backdrop, the 6th KAFD Dialogue focused on ‘The Investment Outlook for 2024’ and saw KAFD invite Salman Ahmed, Global Head of Macro and Strategic Asset Allocation, Fidelity International; Steven Wieting, Chief Investment Strategist and Chief Economist, Citi Global Wealth; and Dr Nouf Alsharif, Managing Director of Economic Research, Jadwa Investment to share their insights on the 2024 investment outlook.

    Panellists discussed the key opportunities and challenges facing investors in the year ahead, as well as Saudi Arabia’s position within the global investment landscape. Michael Lawrence OBE, Chief Executive, Asia House chaired the off-the-record discussion at KAFD’s Conference Center in Riyadh.

    The King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) is a Public Investment Fund (PIF)-owned business district in the heart of Riyadh. The KAFD Dialogues are a private quarterly discussion and dinner that drives forward global discussions on critical challenges facing businesses and their leaders today. The mission of the KAFD Dialogues is to promote frank and candid discussion between international and Saudi business leaders, creating knowledge and understanding of how to navigate emerging opportunities and obstacles within the global business landscape.

    Asia House helps organisations position themselves on key issues by curating high-level discussions with senior speakers and audiences in key global markets.

    To find out more about Asia House’s work in the Middle East, please contact Freddie Neve, Senior Middle East Associate at: Freddie.Neve@asiahouse.co.uk.