EQUITIES

Jan 07, 2016

Experts from among the top asset management firms in the Gulf region discuss their economic forecasts in an environment of low oil prices.

Jan 07, 2016

Merlion statueThe Sibos financial messaging conference, held this year in Singapore, was a chance for the industry to mingle and chat about everything from T2S to blockchain technology. George Mitton reports.

Jan 07, 2016

Arab businessmenRegional equity markets fell again in the third quarter. A survey of Middle East fund managers suggests many are planning to cut their allocations to the region, finds Gerard Aoun.

Jan 05, 2016

RiyadhThe execution of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr-Al-Nimr by Saudi Arabia, which triggered an invasion of the Saudi Arabian embassy in Iran, is said to underline a worsening rivalry between the two powers that

Jan 05, 2016

Mixed-chartLow oil prices made life hard for investors in Middle Eastern equities last year, with the main regional equity index from index provider S&P falling more than 14%.

Dec 15, 2015

Musical chairsAn emerging market strategist has advised investors to hold underweight positions in South African equities following a tumultuous week in which the country had three different

Nov 24, 2015

Empty-pocketAlthough Saudi Arabia is reducing state spending in response to the low oil price, a policy of ring-fencing strategic projects, "is likely to come at the cost of wide and unsustainable

Oct 13, 2015

Keep clear signThe Iranian parliament may have approved a nuclear deal that could relieve western sanctions, but that doesn't mean banks are ready to support investors in buying equities on the Tehran Stock Exchange.

Oct 07, 2015

Pie chart treeSovereign wealth funds such as ADIA are managing more of their money internally. George Mitton reports on a worrying trend for external asset managers.

Oct 07, 2015

RiyadhIn the last issue, Funds Global MENA predicted the Saudi Arabian market opening would get off to a gradual start. If anything, inflows have been even lower than we predicted. George Mitton asks why.

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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.