OREANDA-NEWS. Mr. Rashid bin Ali Al-Mansoori, CEO of Qatar Stock Exchange, yesterday participated in the discussion panel organized by the Investment Club at Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) to mark the official launch of the new club''''s magazine, titled “The Georgetown Portfolio”.  

At the Investment Club event, Mr. Al-Mansoori took part in a Q&A about the industry and had a discussion with the club’s faculty advisor Dr. Christine Schiwietz, who is also the assistant dean for academic affairs at GU-Q, on the role of Qatar Stock Exchange in serving the national economy as well as the developments and achievements seen in the past five years.  

During the discussion panel, Mr. Al-Mansoori explained the role of the stock market in terms of encouraging companies to list on the market and boosting liquidity as well as its role in offering diversified investment opportunities to both local and international investors and achieving the best international transparency and disclosure practices.  The CEO of Qatar Stock Exchange also briefed the audience on the investment tools and products available at QSE for all types of retail and institutional investors.

QSE’s support of and contribution to educational, training and awareness activities are part of its social responsibility in supporting all segments of the local community, in line with QNV 2030 focusing on the human and economic development.  Based on this responsibility, QSE frequently participates in student activities and forums that constitute a vital part of the educational process, where learning happens outside the classroom. By engaging in real world events and challenging students to grapple with the same opportunities and risks that are present in investment banking, they learn about their world through a hands-on approach, while also serving as leaders in their communities.

The club, which is entirely student-developed and student-driven, is committed to developing an active investment banking culture by giving GU-Q students a chance to develop and pitch investment ideas, create mock stock portfolios, and undertake other projects associated with investment banking. The magazine provides an in-depth look at various aspects of the industry, and echoes voices and opinions from global and local leaders within this field.

As part of its social responsibility activities, Qatar Stock Exchange signed cooperation agreements with several Qatari-based educational institutions such as the Faculty of Islamic Studies of HBK University, Carnegie Mellon University, and Qatar University in order to promote investment awareness among various segments of the society. These agreements resulted in various education and training initiatives and programs that targeted university students as well as various segments of citizens and residents.

The Qatar Stock Exchange is committed to supporting Qatar’s economy by giving investors a platform through which they can trade fairly and efficiently. This institution is part of a comprehensive national strategy that aims to establish Qatar as a world-class international market and to position Qatar as a regional financial center by introducing new trading products, technology, and international investors to Doha.