Winter 2013

TowersWhat will happen to frontier market funds when the UAE and Qatar become emerging markets? Managers may have to increase their holdings in Kuwait, finds George Mitton.

BusIPOs seem to be coming back in the Gulf. But what must be done to convince firms to list in their home markets rather than in London or elsewhere? Orlando Crowcroft reports.

Mark-WattsThe new head of asset management at the National Bank of Abu Dhabi discusses Ucits funds, savvy analysts, and why it’s fair for the UAE regulator to charge unequal fees. By George Mitton.

QueueSukuk issuance hasn’t matched 2013’s record level, but the arrival of a new issuers from Nigeria and elsewhere has encouraged investors in Islamic bonds. George Mitton reports.

Reda-GomaaGovernment spending in the Mena region should drive up stock prices even though valuations are not as cheap as at the start of 2013. Reda Gomma, equity portfolio manager at Mashreq Capital, says it’s important to be selective.

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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.