Fund administration

Jul 09, 2014

Chirag-ShahThe DIFC’s strategy chief explains the centre’s popularity in the face of high rents, and admits there is a shortage of DIFC-domiciled funds. He meets George Mitton.

Jul 09, 2014

RiyadhNew fund rules in Saudi Arabia could open up the market for independent custodians, though some obstacles must still be overcome. George Mitton reports.

Dec 20, 2013

BrusselsEuropean regulation such as the AIFMD could create opportunities for fund administrators outside Europe. Yet independent firms must work hard to win business from banks. Orlando Crowcroft reports.

Sep 06, 2013

Safety deposit boxA lack of common standards in Islamic custody and fund administration can lead to costs and delays in launching products. Setting up a sub-fund on a sharia-compliant platform could be a quicker alternative. George Mitton reports.

Sep 06, 2013

BahrainBahrain has long led the way as a banking and financial services centre in the Gulf. The growth of the asset management sector since it was established in the 1980s has been a key part of this development.

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.

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.

Jul 08, 2011

balanceRegulation plays a vital role in the development of regional asset management markets. Funds Global talks to different supervisors in the Mena region about their strategy.

Jul 06, 2011

beachEmirate asset managers are still on track for expansion despite the financial shock caused by Dubai World in November last year. Nick Fitzpatrick talks to five money managers, starting with ADIC Investment Management, and Emirates NBD, who are focusing on winning clients beyond the Gulf.

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Executive Interviews

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.

We’ll launch our first equity fund next year

Dec 08, 2016

Not many banks plant olive trees, but the Bank of Palestine has a social mission. It also has ambitious expansion plans, says chairman Hashim Shawa. He talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

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.

ROUNDTABLE: Growing pains

Mar 08, 2017

Our panel in Qatar spoke about frustration with regulators, a shortage of listed companies and plans for a new financial city in Doha. Chaired by George Mitton.