Custody

May 09, 2012

Door_lockThe closure of many local brokerage businesses in the Mena region means custody is less available. Though at the same time international custody banks are boosting their offerings for homegrown investors. But Nick Fitzpatrick finds cost is a hindrance to their expansion.

May 09, 2012

CamelsBuilding their business among domestic investors is a priority for some international custodian banks, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

Sep 29, 2011

Dubai-viewInternational custodians have targeted the Mena market in anticipation of increased capital inflows and regulatory changes to the domestic market, all of which are yet to happen. Nicholas Pratt talks to some of the key players to determine whether the expectation and optimism still prevails.

Jul 08, 2011

Gulf business models vary. The Funds Europe Asset Management Panel, hosted in Bahrain, discusses useful strategies and reasons to invest in them. (part 2)

Jul 08, 2011

Clarity is key to the development of the Middle East region as a fund hub. In this roundtable discussion, senior executives outline the main challenges and their outlook for the industry. (part 2)

Jul 08, 2011

Clarity is key to the development of the Middle East region as a fund hub. In this roundtable discussion, senior executives outline the main challenges and their outlook for the industry. (part 2)

Participants:
Stewart Adams
(head of investors & intermediaries, transaction banking, Mena, Standard Chartered Bank)

Mike Cowley (head of product & client management Mena, Deutsche Bank)
Glyn Gibbs (head of business development Mena, HSBC Securities Services)
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Jul 08, 2011

Clarity is key to the development of the Middle East region as a fund hub. In this roundtable discussion, senior executives outline the main challenges and their outlook for the industry. (part 1)

Jul 08, 2011

Clarity is key to the development of the Middle East region as a fund hub. In this roundtable discussion, senior executives outline the main challenges and their outlook for the industry. (part 1)

Jul 06, 2011

Industry heads in the Gulf region come together to discuss the major issues facing them and how to best operate in today’s marketplace. (part 1)

Jul 06, 2011

Industry heads in the Gulf region come together to discuss the major issues facing them and how to best operate in today’s marketplace. (part 1)

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

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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

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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

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