Autumn 2015

Pie chart treeSovereign wealth funds such as ADIA are managing more of their money internally. George Mitton reports on a worrying trend for external asset managers.

Steve BarnettCan Abu Dhabi'€™s financial free zone attract the world'€™s top asset managers to set up offices? George Mitton interviews Steve Barnett, director of strategy and business planning.

ErbilPolitical pressures forced the Kurdistan region of Iraq to shelve plans to issue its own bonds. Sharmila Devi asks whether the region will ever be an independent issuer.

RussiaBeset by Western sanctions, Russia is hoping to form financial ties with the Islamic world. Dave Waller reports on Moscow’s efforts to embrace sharia-compliant investment.

Man in camoDoes the bombing of a Kuwaiti mosque in June herald an increased terrorism risk in the Gulf countries? If so, how should regional investors respond? George Mitton reports.

Pages

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

Jan 04, 2019

Amid a fresh wave of American sanctions, Romil Patel spoke to Meysam Hamedi, director of financial markets and instruments at Iran’s Securities & Exchange Organization (SEO).

INTERVIEW: Totally mega

Jun 13, 2018

In 2016, global consulting firm PWC forecast the emergence of five global ‘megatrends’ in the next two decades. Stephen Anderson, its Middle East clients and markets leader, talks about their...

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

Jan 04, 2019

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.

MENA ROUNDTABLE: ‘The story is about reforms’

Jun 13, 2018

Our cross-industry panel discuss the positive backdrop in Egypt, the Dana Gas controversy and the potential index upgrades of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.