October 2011

Hedge-Funds-mis-soldThree years after the financial crisis and there are still lawsuits flying around the Middle East of allegations that wealth managers mis-sold complex products that lost their clients money. George Mitton reports.

Iraq-marketIraq and Palestine are among the world’s most troubled regions, and yet frontier fund managers insist there are big returns for brave investors, writes George Mitton.

Solar-powerPrivate equity is playing an ever more significant role in the Mena economies. Nick Fitzpatrick finds out why renewable energy is a target for investors, and looks at the development of the asset class.

FrontierThe United Arab Emirates and Qatar are tantalisingly close to being upgraded to the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. But where one other index provider is concerned, UAE already is an emerging market. Nick Fitzpatrick looks at the world of index classification.

Wanted-signGrowth possibilities for the Gulf fixed income market are enormous, but expansion needs the support of a robust asset management industry to reach its potential, says Michael P. Grifferty of the Gulf Bond and Sukuk Association.

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Executive Interviews

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

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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

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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

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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’

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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.