EQUITIES

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.

Jan 07, 2016

Dhows DohaIn a difficult year for the oil-exporting countries of the Middle East, Qatar’s economy is expected to grow nearly 5%. George Mitton reports.

Jan 07, 2016

Cian-BurkeHSBC Securities Services says it is the dominant securities provider in much of the MENA region. George Mitton meets Cian Burke, global head of the business, and his colleague Arindam Das to find out more.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

Amid a fresh wave of American sanctions, Romil Patel spoke to Meysam Hamedi, director of financial markets and instruments at Iran’s Securities & Exchange Organization (SEO).

INTERVIEW: Totally mega

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

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

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

South Africa asset management roundtable: Global rebound on ice

Experts discuss the investment implications of the coronavirus pandemic, a delayed rebound in global growth and dealing with South Africa’s energy issues head on. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

South African roundtable: Taking the bull by the horns

Our panel discusses Chinese investment in Africa, financial institutions’ contribution to economic sustainability and regulatory concerns. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

With the MENA region at a tipping point, our panellists talk about economic diversification, the impact of regulation and the delayed Saudi Aramco listing. Chaired by Romil Patel in Dubai.

MENA ROUNDTABLE: ‘The story is about reforms’

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.