Annual Private Wealth Middle East Forum Dubai | May 11, 2023 Request Agenda

The Private Wealth Middle East Forum is the leading conference for family offices, high net worth wealth managers and private banks from throughout the region. The forum’s content is developed through hundreds of one-on-one meetings with the high net worth family wealth management community and the program's speaker faculty is primarily comprised of leaders in the sector across the Middle East.

Our agenda covers asset allocation and protection, equity markets, fixed income, alternative investments, as well as succession planning and an outlook of the financial markets and the global economy. This event is completely closed-door and invitation-only, and it is designed to enable genuine peer-to-peer learning and networking for the regional private wealth community.

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Maurice Gravier, Chief Investment Officer, Wealth Management, Emirates NBD

Maurice Gravier is Chief Investment Officer, Wealth Management at Emirates NBD, responsible for providing Emirates NBDs private banking and retail clientele with comprehensive financial advisory and valuable guidance on investment strategies. Gravier has over 20 years of investment experience, running large pools of assets for sophisticated international investors, across asset and wealth management. He held senior positions in Natixis Asset Management in France, Lombard Odier in Switzerland, Majid al Futtaim Trust in Dubai, before joining Emirates NBD in 2018. Gravier is a French national with a Masters in Management from ESCP Europe in Paris. 

James Burke, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Kanoo Group

Kanoo Global Investments is the institutional investment arm of the Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group, one of the largest, family-owned conglomerates across the GCC with a legacy of over 130 years.

Their investment activities span every asset class and geography, and Mr. Burke overseas the active management of their global, public market investments, such as listed equities, fixed income and liquid alternatives. Mr. Burke's previous roles include portfolio management for a GCC sovereign wealth fund and corporate finance advisory with Deloitte. He is a CFA charter holder, in addition to numerous other professional qualifications, a Harvard Business School alumnus and studied Mathematics at Warwick University, United Kingdom. 

Tim Searle, Chairman, Globaleye

Following a distinguished career in the Royal Navy, Tim relocated to the Middle East and established Globaleye in 1999. His vision was to build a global organisation that met the demands of the modern financial services industry whilst addressing the ever-growing complexities of financial planning of global citizens. This is continuously achieved by working collaboratively with Private Banks, Trustees, Law Firms, Family Offices and Fiduciaries to create effective client liquidity and inter-generational wealth transfer solutions that meet the modern needs of HNW families. He is now the CEO and Chairman of Globaleye group, spanning offices from Asia, Africa, Middle East and Europe. Under his leadership, the company has been recognized and awarded for adhering to international standards of financial advice, fully regulated and partnered with some of the largest global financial and insurance institutions. Having appeared on TV and Radio he is a regular commentator in the financial press too. Normally based in the UAE, his partner is a member of the Ruling family of Dubai. When not in Dubai, he has a farm in Devon with his wife Louise, four children, one grandchild and is an avid MG enthusiast. 






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Key Discussion Topics

Asset Allocation and Macro-Economic Outlook 

Rising rates and surging inflation have wrought havoc on financial markets. Which asset classes will help investors weather the storm?

Fixed Income - The Return

Due to rising rates, fixed income has made a return for investors seeking yield and defensive allocations. 

Equities - The Flight to Quality

The longest bull market on record is over. How should investors approach their equity portfolios in times of market downturn?

Digital assets, Web3, Fintech and Venture

Tech stocks have taken a hammering. Digital assets, compounded by scandals such as the implosion of FTX, have suffered greatly. What is in store for 2023?

Private Equity: Will the Music Ever Stop?

Private equity remains the asset class of choice for investors looking for yield. But where do the best opportunities lie?

High-Net-Worth Administration and Preservation

With competition for clients and assets constantly increasing, wealth management practices need to ensure that their organizational structures, service models, strategies, products, and pricing are positioned to achieve growth, revenue and relationship objectives.


Early Bird I 1,500 USD 01/06/23
Early Bird II 1,900 USD 02/17/23
Pre-Event Registration I 2,200 USD 03/17/23
Pre-Event Registration II 2,600 USD 04/21/23
Event Registration 3,000 USD 05/11/23


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United Arab Emirates 75880


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