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Markaz Appoints Head of Research 26 - Sep - 2006

Markaz announced the appointment of Mandagolathur Raghu as Senior Vice President of Research. M. R. Raghu will lead the research department at Markaz. Through this effort, Markaz endeavors to publish reports on issues of strategic importance to the local and GCC markets. Research issues shall span economy, capital markets and key asset classes of strategic importance to Markaz clients. In this process, it will also endeavor to emulate “best practices” associated with research. The appointment also comes at a time where the GCC and MENA region is increasingly attracting attention of many international and regional investors who truly appreciate good research and analysis behind any investment decisions. Raghu has worked for the past four years at Wealth Management Group as the Director of Investment Management & Research. Prior to that he was at The Consulting Center for Finance and Investment (CCFI) Riyadh and has also worked with various other organizations in India like Unit Trust of India. M.R. Raghu obtained his Bachelor of Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai, India and thereafter completed his AICWA in the year 1987. He also obtained his CFA Charter in the year 2003 from the CFA Institute, USA followed by the FRM in the year 2005 from the Global Association for Risk Professionals, USA. Raghu has special interest in regional capital markets and economy with a special focus on asset allocation. -Ends- Kuwait Financial Centre 'Markaz' was established in 1974, and has become one of the leading asset management and investment banking institutions in the Arabian Gulf Region. Markaz was listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) in 1997; and was recently awarded a BBB+ corporate rating by Capital Intelligence Ltd. Photo Caption: Mandagolathur Raghu, Senior Vice President-Research