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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INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

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EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: A natural interest in the topic

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Roundtables

Middle East Investor Roundtable 2020: Dimensions of diversification

Investors in the Middle East consider the tools that will be needed to navigate the Covid-19 crisis, the continued appetite for dividend and why it’s all about tech. Chaired by Romil Patel.

South Africa asset management roundtable: Global rebound on ice

Experts discuss the investment implications of the coronavirus pandemic, a delayed rebound in global growth and dealing with South Africa’s energy issues head on. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

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ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

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.