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

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.