Custody

Jul 23, 2013

Signing contractSovereign wealth funds are still the top customers for Mena custodians, but public sector pension funds and endowments may be significant in future. George Mitton gives a run-down of the main types.

Mar 06, 2013

Faysal BadranThe biggest asset manager in Saudi Arabia could benefit if the country opens up its capital markets. But chief investment officer Faysal Badran says he has ways to target international investors if it does not. George Mitton reports.

Mar 06, 2013

Faysal BadranThe biggest asset manager in Saudi Arabia could benefit if the country opens up its capital markets. But chief investment officer Faysal Badran says he has ways to target international investors if it does not. George Mitton reports.

Mar 06, 2013

OutsorcingAsset managers in the Mena region have outsourced fewer back and middle-office functions than their peers in the West. Funds Global asks whether this will change.

Mar 06, 2013

Asset servicing firms discuss the confusion caused by UAE funds regulation, the cost barriers in Islamic finance, and why Saudi Arabia is the key to the Mena region. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

Mar 06, 2013

Asset servicing firms discuss the confusion caused by UAE funds regulation, the cost barriers in Islamic finance, and why Saudi Arabia is the key to the Mena region. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

Jan 09, 2013

ShopsRetail fund flows have been slow due to regulatory uncertainty and preferences for direct investment in markets. But there is still potential for growth, finds George Mitton.

Jan 09, 2013

GatesThe custody market in the Mena region is seen to be dominated by four firms: HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Citi and Standard Chartered. Barney Hatt talks to the key players about recent changes in the custody landscape.

Jul 02, 2012

BuildingWith Saudi Arabia expected to welcome more foreign investment in its securities market, Nicholas Pratt examines the asset servicing landscape and where changes could be made.

Jul 02, 2012

Is the pattern towards more regulated structures playing out in the Mena region as it is elsewhere? The panel considers this and other topics, such as developments in the safekeeping of assets. Chaired by George Mitton.

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Executive Interviews

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...

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

Nov 23, 2017

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.

Roundtables

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.

SOUTH AFRICA ROUNDTABLE: Airline syndrome

Jun 13, 2018

Our panellists tell us that instead of launching competing national projects, African countries should work together for the sake of a bigger capital market. Chaired by George Mitton in Cape Town.