SOURCE: Floyd Associates, Inc.

September 08, 2008 16:00 ET

Mr. Jeff Singer, the CEO of the Dubai International Financial Exchange, to Speak at Floyd Associates' Investment Conference in Dubai

Major Investment Conference in Dubai Attracts Remarkable Local and Global Attention

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 8, 2008) - The Global Investment Symposium, hosted by Floyd Associates, Nortia Capital, and Emirates Capital in Dubai has attracted remarkable attention from business owners, fund managers, institutional investors, and high-net-worth individuals from around the world.

One of the speakers at the event is Mr. Jeff Singer, the Chief Executive Officer of the Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX). The DIFX is the only financial exchange in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that hosts a broad mix of local, regional and international members. Mr. Singer was previously Senior Vice President at the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., where he was responsible for NASDAQ's global business development with a primary role of managing international relationships with companies outside of the Americas.

Among other services, Floyd Associates assists US and European companies with obtaining a listing on the DIFX and provides consulting services related to compliance with the Shariah law to funds and businesses from around the world. The upcoming Global Investment Symposium will be held at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai on October 26-28, 2008. During the event, companies will have the opportunity to present and network with over 100 international investors, investment bankers, and fund managers. To attend the 2008 Global Investment Symposium please register on our website.

"We are proud to announce that Mr. Singer will be a speaker at the conference," said Mr. Nima Montazeri, Floyd Associates' Managing Director. "This event has become a major investment conference and we expect to see remarkable networking opportunities for both the attendees and the presenting companies," he added.

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About Floyd Associates

Floyd Associates is a privately held consulting firm with expertise in strategic development, investment banking, and mergers and acquisitions. Our expert team advises companies of various sizes on international expansion strategies, optimal capital structures, and formation of strategic alliances. Floyd Associates Dubai is responsible for offering strategic development advice to companies interested in exploring opportunities in the rapidly growing markets of the Middle East. In addition to helping companies gain access to markets and sources of capital in the Middle East, the Company advises clients on how to obtain a listing on the Dubai International Financial Exchange as well as matters related to compliance with the Shariah Law.

About DIFX

The DIFX is the international financial exchange serving the region between Western Europe and East Asia. It welcomes regional as well as global issuers that seek regional and international investment. The exchange currently lists shares, structured products, Sukuk (Islamic bonds), and conventional bonds and is planning to list equity derivatives in 2008. The majority shareholder of the DIFX is Borse Dubai with a two-thirds stake. NASDAQ OMX Group owns one third of the shares. The regulator of the DIFX is the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). The DIFX is located in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). For more information, visit

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