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.

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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.