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Bank Sarasin-Alpen and Alpen Capital hosts world-class musicians at the Global Fusion event

Doha, 3rd November, 2010

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 will host its third annual GLOBAL FUSION concert on Wednesday, 10 November, 2010 at the Intercontinental Doha. GLOBAL FUSION is the companies’ flagship event and was first introduced to mark the launch of operations in the region back in 2005.

This year’s concert brings together ten artistes from across the world with varied musical styles. The concert will feature Trilok Gurtu as the lead along with musical sensations such as Andy Suzuki, Carolo Cantini, Johann Berby, Roland Cabezas, Rosana Romero, Ahmet Tekbilek, Sanago Mohamed Bachir and Flavio Rodrigues. One of the key highlights of the concert will be the presence of the Qatari musician, Ateeq Saeed Mubarak Suwaidan, on Middle Eastern Drums who will have the chance to showcase his talents as well as perform with musical luminaries from across the world.

The Qatar Operations of Bank Sarasin-Alpen and Alpen Capital were established in 2008. The two organisations operate through a unique business model whereby the investment banking capabilities of Alpen Capital complement the private banking activities of Bank Sarasin-Alpen. Apart from Qatar, both organisations are present in UAE, Oman, Bahrain and India.

Global Fusion – Our flagship event

Sanjay Bhatia, Senior Executive Officer, Alpen Capital Investment Bank (Qatar) LLC “Supporting the arts and music is a very important part of our corporate culture at Alpen Capital. We are happy that Global Fusion provides a platform for musicians across musical genres to perform in the region.”

Sulaiman Yousif Salhi, Senior Executive Officer, Bank Sarasin-Alpen (Qatar) LLC “In addition to bringing together artistes from across the globe, I am also proud that Global Fusion provides an opportunity for Qatari musicians to showcase their talent. This time around, we will have Ateeq Saeed Mubarak Suwaidan who will enthral audiences on the Middle Eastern Drums.”