Autumn 2014

Saudi ArabiaAfter years of rumours and false alarms, Saudi Arabia is finally opening its stock market to direct foreign investment. What does it mean and why does it matter? George Mitton reports.

Abdul-KadirMashreq Capital gave its struggling Ireland-domiciled fund a new coat of paint and relaunched it as a sharia-compliant product. Chief executive Abdul Kadir Hussain explains the strategy to George Mitton.

SwitzerlandWill tighter scrutiny of Swiss private banks mean more business for those in the Gulf? It depends if regulation remains reasonable. Dave Waller reports.

FamilyRaising capital, gaining foreign investors, avoiding succession disputes – there are many reasons for family businesses to go public. Regulators are starting to offer incentives to help them, finds Dave Waller.

Gary-DuganMost wealth managers are stuck in the past, says Gary Dugan of NBAD. He says investors should forget about the US and Europe and put their money where the real growth is – in emerging and frontier markets.

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Executive Interviews

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...

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

Nov 23, 2017

Rasmala’s trade finance fund recently passed $100 million in assets. Doug Bitcon, head of credit strategies, explains why he has to be hands-on.

Roundtables

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.

SOUTH AFRICA ROUNDTABLE: Airline syndrome

Jun 13, 2018

Our panellists tell us that instead of launching competing national projects, African countries should work together for the sake of a bigger capital market. Chaired by George Mitton in Cape Town.