Magni CEO Kurt Lieberman Participates in Session at IsFin in Bahrain


Minneapolis, MN, December 3, 2018 – Magni Global Asset Management LLC (Magni) announced today that CEO Kurt Lieberman spoke at the annual IsFin (Islamic Finance) meeting. IsFin is the world’s leading advisory for emerging markets, Islamic Finance, economy and investments. The meeting was held November 28th at the Arcaptia building in Manama, Bahrain, in conjunction with the 2018 WIBC Annual Conference.

In the day-long meeting, Mr. Lieberman was a participant in a session entitled Doing Business with the Gulf. Within this session Lieberman, along with Fabio Figueria of Partner Veirano (IsFin Brazil), discussed America and the Gulf. “We discussed the priorities for making capital investment in the Gulf more attractive,” said Lieberman. “Countries in the Gulf are attempting to diversify economies in order to reduce dependence on oil, so increased foreign investment would alleviate some of the need for government investment at a time of strained budgets,” he added.

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