Summer 2015

Oil pipesSaudi Arabia is letting foreigners into its stock market, but don’t expect an explosion of new capital. The inflows will build slowly, writes George Mitton.

Azadi TowerIf all goes to plan, Iranian banks could soon be reconnected to the Swift settlement system. That means big inflows into Tehran’s attractive stock market, says Dominic Bokor-Ingram of Charlemagne Capital. George Mitton reports.

BulletsAmid the excitement, asset managers should remember there are significant business risks associated with buying assets in Iran, writes George Mitton.

The Galleria MallTangible, reliable and usually sharia-compliant, real estate has long been a favoured asset class in the Middle East. But will the low oil price cause problems for this market? Dave Waller reports.

Aref-KarimAref Karim spent 13 years at Abu Dhabi’s main sovereign wealth fund, during which time he set up its alternatives portfolio. He tells George Mitton about those times.

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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.