Continuing to be at the forefront of learning in the banking industry, National Bank of Oman (NBO) held an online event with Principal Global Investors, a US-based leading institutional asset-management organisation. Entitled ‘Real Estate Opportunities and Challenges’, the discussion focused on the impact of COVID-19 on the global real estate market and opportunities for Omani investors world-wide. Led by Indy Karlekar, Ph.D., Senior Managing Director, Global Research & Strategy at Principal Real Estate Investors, it was the latest in a series of virtual events the bank is holding that aim to shed light on the economic impacts of COVID-19, while at the same time supporting its customers to make empowered financial decisions.
“At NBO we aim to take a proactive role in our customers financial lives, helping them to steer their portfolio to ensure their long-term financial security. This is especially important today, in light of COVID-19, which continues to impact both individuals and the wider market. Yet although there are challenges there are also opportunities, and this call was about identifying the right ones,” said Yaseen Hassan Al Lawati, CFA- Head of Investment Banking Division at NBO. “With such events, we will continue to bring in global experts to help our customers make sound investments, while safeguarding their portfolios during turbulent times. It is also part of our commitment to shape the future of the banking industry, while supporting Oman’s economic development.”
The conference call touched on four timely topics, namely; the impacts of COVID-19 on the global real