Manama, Bahrain – February 25, 2017:
GFH Financial Group, the Bahrain based financial group, today announced its support as a Charter Sponsor for the upcoming 6th GCC Financial Forum taking place in the Kingdom of Bahrain on 27th and 28th February 2017.

The high-profile Forum, being organised by Euromoney Conferences and co-hosted by the Economic Development Board (EDB), will focus this year on giving global audiences the opportunity to gain insight on how the Gulf is changing, what the financial challenges are and how these challenges will be met with new approaches in financial intermediation.

The Forum will also seek to address key global events and trends and their impact on the continued development of the GCC financial markets. This includes Brexit, the election of Donald Trump and China-rated matters on economic outlooks, oil market dynamics, fiscal strategies and liquidity restraints, among other important areas.

The Forum is expected to be attended by a significant group of more than 600 financial leaders and investors, policy makers, regulators, economists, academics and notable commentators from around the MENA region and international markets.

Commenting Mr. Hisham Alrayes, CEO of GFH, said, “GFH Financial Group is delighted to be joining together with the Economic Development Board and our regional and international peers to debate and discuss what the future holds for the GCC markets. This year’s gathering is more important than ever in light of current and unprecedented political and economic change both in our region and in key global markets including the US, Europe and Asia. As a leading regional and global investor, these issues are of paramount significance to GFH and our ongoing ability to effectively assess risk and opportunity in order to continue building on our track record of value creation for the benefit of our shareholders and investors as well as the economies across which we operate.”

Mr. Alrayes continued, “It is also befitting that the Forum is being hosted in and by the Kingdom of Bahrain, which has always been a pioneer in financial services and the advancement of the regional financial markets through innovation and the development of the right frameworks, structures and strategies that support financial and economic growth and diversification.”

GFH as a Charter Sponsor of the Forum will be take part with a senior team of its financial and investment experts. For further information and to view the 2017 agenda, please visit the Euromoney Conferences website:





About GFH Financial Group:

GFH is one of the most recognized financial groups in the gulf region that includes: Asset Management, Wealth Management, Commercial Banking and Real Estate Development. The group operations are focused in the GCC, North Africa and India. GFH is listed in Bahrain Bourse, Kuwait Stock Exchange and Dubai Financial Market.

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For more information please contact:
Nawal Al-Naji- Senior Officer
Corporate Communications Department
GFH Financial Group B.S.C.
Tel: +973 17538538