Custody

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.

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)

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