Custody

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.

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.

May 09, 2012

hot_air_baloonSaudi Arabia dominates Funds Global’s latest fund launch review, both in terms of investment and as a domicile. Stefanie Eschenbacher finds that Mena asset managers maintain a home bias.

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Executive Interviews

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.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: A natural interest in the topic

Mar 08, 2017

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

ROUNDTABLE: Charting the pace of reform

Nov 23, 2017

Saudi Arabian index inclusion, the onset of taxes and the Dana Gas controversy were among the issues discussed by our cross-industry panel. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

SOUTH AFRICAN ROUNDTABLE: Spirit of Ubuntu

Mar 08, 2017

The move to a three-day settlement cycle, the appearance of new stock exchanges, and recent rules on hedge funds were discussed by our panel in Cape Town. Chaired by George Mitton.