Shan Saeed

Chief Economist

IQI Global


Shan Saeed is a Chief Economist at IQI Global, a leading property and investment company operating and advising clients in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, London, Melbourne, Makati, Bangkok, Toronto and Dubai []. He has 19 years of solid financial market experience in the areas of private banking, risk /compliance management, commodity investments, global economy, brand and business strategy. Started his career with Asian Development Bank backed financial institution named National Development Finance Corporation in Karachi Pakistan. Worked for Standard Chartered Bank in Pakistan / UAE. Commenced his own asset company named Dita Advisory Services with his partners managing funds for high valued clients globally. Engaged with IQI Global since August 2013 advising corporate , SWF, banks and institutional clients from ASEAN, Korea / Japan / China / Europe / Middle East. Quoted in various global press and media including Al Jazeera TV, Hubbis Hong Kong, CNBC Singapore, Channel News Asia Singapore, Malaysian Reserve, The Edge Financial Daily, Uni of Chicago, Booth School of Business alumni magazine, The Gulf Today, Khaleej Times, Smart Investor, Money Compass, World Business Journal Singapore, Focus Malaysia, Bernama TV and many more. He is a global financial market commentator and shares his insights globally. Invited at World Bank / IMF annual meeting in October 2017 in Washington DC to participate in Belt and Road Initiative summit and shared his thoughts about the importance of infrastructure investment strategy for emerging economies. Invited to speak at South China Morning Post newspaper event, Oct 9-10, 2018 about Belt and Road---Debt trap diplomacy: Myth and reality Invited to speak at World Chinese Economic Forum in KL, Nov 9-10/2018 about the outlook of the energy market. Graduated from one of the prestigious business schools in USA i.e. Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. He got his first MBA from IBA Pakistan [in collaboration with the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania]. He is also trained in Alternative Banking/Strategies from the Harvard Business School, USA.

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Gold and property: investment strategies for unclear times In the face of global uncertainty, and new challenges in trying to navigate the consequences of the Brexit vote, investors need to consider what they do with their money. Gold and real estate seem to be among the recommended options..

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Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysian Wealth Management Forum 2019

We were delighted to host our 8th annual event or the private wealth management community in Malaysia.

More than 250 CEOs, COOs, Independent Asset managers and other senior practitioners attended – from a mix of local and international P...