July 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.

EggsAs the Gulf funds industry evolves, research is helping categorise different client types to help investment managers develop their strategies. Nick Fitzpatrick looks at the latest findings about how to approach corporate and sovereign funds.

Haissam-ArabiA new joint venture between a Qatari investment bank and a Dubai-based asset manager is promising to bring variety to the shariah investment market. Funds Global talks to chief executive Haissam Arabi about the plans for the new venture.

BeirutThe Middle East market in listed equity funds is evolving as local providers create new Mena products. Nick Fitzpatrick looks at selected funds and asks what regional turmoil means for their success in asset gathering.

Funds Global asks senior executives in the Middle East whether the political unrest will hinder the UAE and Qatar’s prospects of inclusion in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index.
We also ask what impact inclusion would have.

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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.