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Global Fusion: The musical extravaganza from Bank Sarasin-Alpen and Alpen Capital a huge success

Doha, 12th November, 2009

Bank Sarasin-Alpen (Qatar) LLC a subsidiary of Bank Sarasin & Co. Ltd, a leading Swiss private bank, together with its investment banking associate Alpen Capital Investment Bank (Qatar) LLC hosted its second annual Global Fusion concert on Thursday, 12 November 2009 at the Intercontinental Doha.

To present at the event were H.E. Dr. Hamad bin Abdul Aziz al-Kawari, Qatar's Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage and H.E Sheikh Mohammed Bin Ahmed Al Thani, Former Minister of Commerce and Economy, Qatar along with leading personalities from the GCC.

This year, in addition to world renowned musicians from across the world, the event also featured the Qatari artiste - Abdul Aziz Jassim Al Hidose on the Oudh. The concert was lead by the world renowned Saxophonist - George Brooks along with musical gurus like Imamyar Hasanov, Steve Smith, Niladari Kumar, Fazal Quershi, Homayun Sakhi, Fareed Haque, Kai Eckhardt and Hossam & Serena Ramzy.

Global Fusion - A success yet again
Rohit Walia, Executive Vice Chairman & CEO Bank Sarasin-Alpen and Alpen Capital
"We are delighted to have received such a great response to the Global Fusion. In addition to our zest of supporting the Arts and Music, we also wanted to organize an unforgettable evening of musical enjoyment and fun and we are glad that we were able to do so, yet again."

The Qatar Operations of Bank Sarasin-Alpen and Alpen Capital started in February 2008. The two organizations function in a unique business model wherein the investment banking capabilities of Alpen Capital complement the private banking activities of Bank Sarasin-Alpen.