EQUITIES

Mar 07, 2016

ColumnsThe lifting of sanctions led to a rush of asset managers hoping to invest money in Iran. But despite the excitement, many hurdles remain. George Mitton reports.

Mar 07, 2016

Head-to-headWith a fragile currency, plunging returns on mining stocks, and fears of a downgrade to ‘junk’ status, there was plenty to discuss when Funds Global visited South Africa. Chaired by George Mitton and Alan Chalmers in Cape Town.

Mar 07, 2016

Paul ClarkPlunging commodity prices and fear of currency devaluations have led to outflows from African equity funds. It’s a shame, says Paul Clark of Ashburton, because today’s market offers a great buying opportunity.

Mar 07, 2016

CairoA growing feeling of stability has moved Egypt back on to the radar screens of private equity investors, says Youssef Haidar of TVM Capital Healthcare Partners.

Feb 16, 2016

Africa mapForeign investors are waiting for currency devaluations in countries such as Nigeria before committing funds to African equities.

Feb 09, 2016

Ireland pinEFG Hermes has launched two Ireland-domiciled Ucits funds in a bid to expand its product range and appeal to European investors.

Jan 26, 2016

Azadi Monument-TehranTehran-based asset manager Griffon Capital says it hopes to raise €100 million ($108 million) this year for its newly launched fund investing in Iranian equities.

Jan 19, 2016

Happy-sad masksFund managers eager to invest in the Tehran Stock Exchange were cheered when sanctions against Iran were lifted this weekend, however the resulting fall in the oil price caused pain for those with exposure to

Jan 19, 2016

Global chartsThe Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), the main sovereign wealth fund of Abu Dhabi and one of the largest funds of its kind in the world, has hired Sherwood Dodge as global head of private equities.

Jan 07, 2016

Oil pumpsWith the likes of PineBridge Investments cutting back its Middle East operation and sovereign wealth funds withdrawing their money, it’s been a difficult year for asset managers in the Gulf. How long will this tough patch last? George Mitton reports.

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Executive Interviews

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.

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.

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: Charting the pace of reform

Nov 23, 2017

Saudi Arabian index inclusion, the onset of taxes and the Dana Gas controversy were among the issues discussed by our cross-industry panel. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

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.