Custody

Jan 07, 2016

Cian-BurkeHSBC Securities Services says it is the dominant securities provider in much of the MENA region. George Mitton meets Cian Burke, global head of the business, and his colleague Arindam Das to find out more.

Oct 13, 2015

Keep clear signThe Iranian parliament may have approved a nuclear deal that could relieve western sanctions, but that doesn't mean banks are ready to support investors in buying equities on the Tehran Stock Exchange.

Oct 07, 2015

Pie chart treeSovereign wealth funds such as ADIA are managing more of their money internally. George Mitton reports on a worrying trend for external asset managers.

Sep 08, 2015

Signing dealThe Saudi Arabian investment banking arm of Bank Muscat, the largest commercial bank in Oman, has appointed Northern Trust to provide custody, fund valuation and accounting

Jun 25, 2015

Arindam DasAt the Middle East Securities Forum in March, Arindam Das of HSBC gave a checklist of reforms he says are needed for the region’s capital markets. George Mitton finds out more.

Jun 09, 2015

Egypt mapFrench asset servicing firm Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has signed a deal with Qatar National Bank (QNB) to provide custody services in Egypt.

Mar 25, 2015

Foreign inflows, investor quotas and Saudi Arabia’s T+0 settlement system were discussed by our panel of asset servicers in Dubai. Chaired by George Mitton.

Feb 16, 2015

RiyadhNorthern Trust has moved its Saudi Arabian operation into a larger office in the capital, Riyadh, as it expands its local team.

Feb 16, 2015

Table mountainStandard Bank will provide custody and administration to the entire asset base of the Government Employees Pension Fund of South Africa, the largest pension fund on the African

Jan 14, 2015

AfricaTo build an asset servicing business in Africa, providers must choose where to locate their offices. Supportive legislation could make the task easier. George Mitton reports.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

Amid a fresh wave of American sanctions, Romil Patel spoke to Meysam Hamedi, director of financial markets and instruments at Iran’s Securities & Exchange Organization (SEO).

INTERVIEW: Totally mega

In 2016, global consulting firm PWC forecast the emergence of five global ‘megatrends’ in the next two decades. Stephen Anderson, its Middle East clients and markets leader, talks about their...

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

Rasmala’s trade finance fund recently passed $100 million in assets. Doug Bitcon, head of credit strategies, explains why he has to be hands-on.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: A natural interest in the topic

Since 2016, Guillermo Ortiz has been a chairman of Latin America’s BTG Pactual. The former central banker of Mexico talks to Nick Fitzpatrick.

Roundtables

South Africa asset management roundtable: Global rebound on ice

Experts discuss the investment implications of the coronavirus pandemic, a delayed rebound in global growth and dealing with South Africa’s energy issues head on. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

South African roundtable: Taking the bull by the horns

Our panel discusses Chinese investment in Africa, financial institutions’ contribution to economic sustainability and regulatory concerns. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

With the MENA region at a tipping point, our panellists talk about economic diversification, the impact of regulation and the delayed Saudi Aramco listing. Chaired by Romil Patel in Dubai.

MENA ROUNDTABLE: ‘The story is about reforms’

Our cross-industry panel discuss the positive backdrop in Egypt, the Dana Gas controversy and the potential index upgrades of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.