Custody

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.

Oct 13, 2014

Handshake 3Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has won a mandate from RBC Investor and Treasury Services to act as its sub-custodian in Tunisia.

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Executive Interviews

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

Jan 04, 2019

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

Jun 13, 2018

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...

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

Jan 04, 2019

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’

Jun 13, 2018

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.