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The next topic of our BUSINESS TALK & COFFEE is: Historical Risk and Return Profile of Investment Assets in Kazakhstan by Prof. Davlat Abduvali on June 7 from 6:30 to 8 pm.
Abstract: In Kazakhstan up to date we have observed quite low volumes, activity and participation in the capital markets on both the investors’ and issuers’ side. One of the possible explanations of the underdevelopment of the local capital markets seems to lie in the below average investment culture amongst the investors. Potential investors seem to lack information on the possible diverse ways of investing and understanding their returns and risks. Certain conventional ways of saving and investing, such as foreign currency, bank deposits and real estate seem to prevail amongst the investment preferences of the population. Statistically, however, they do not seem to represent the optimal investment strategy when the rate of return and risks are analyzed. In this talk let us explore what the historical data tell us about the risks and returns of the investment assets, available to the population.
Date&time: June 7 from 6:30 ro 8:00 pm.
Venue : Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business, Block C3, room 3030, 53 Kabanbay Batyr, Astana
Davlat Abduvali Assistant Professor of Finance
Davlat Abduvali is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business. Dr. Abduvali is finance professional with more than fifteen years of academic and business experience in Kazakhstan. He has an MBA from Frank Zarb School of Business (Hofstra University) and a PhD from Manchester Business School (the University of Manchester).
His teaching interests are in Corporate Financial Management, Financial Statement Analysis, Financial Accounting and Reporting, and Management Accounting. Dr. Abduvali’s research interests encompass unrecognized Intangible Assets – specifically, he researches their identification, taxonomy and measurement.
Dr. Abduvali has many years of CFO experience in Kazakhstan (JSC Center for International Programs, JSC KIMEP University, TOO Aura Group of Companies). He has also served a number of local and multinational companies as a management consultant and business trainer. Amongst his clients have been the Big Four, the largest commercial banks, the National Bank of Kazakhstan, oil and gas companies (Agip KCO, KPO), and others.