EQUITIES

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.

Oct 07, 2015

Akber KhanAkber Khan talks about wanderlust, starting Al Rayan from scratch and meeting the world’s happiest people.

Oct 07, 2015

The GulfThe UAE markets lagged behind Saudi Arabia in the first half of the year, while stock indices for Egypt, Bahrain and Qatar all fell.

Aug 25, 2015

London City HallLondon is the favoured second home destination of millionaires from the Middle East and Africa, a finding that gives a clue to the continuing strength of property prices in the UK capital.

Aug 18, 2015

Thumbs up hopeRatings agency Moody's has moved Dubai-based Mashreq Capital up one notch in its assessment of investment manager quality.

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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.