EQUITIES

Nov 19, 2014

roundtable 410Frontier fund managers are excited at the prospect of investing in Iranian equities for the first time in years should talks in Vienna lead to sanctions relief.

Nov 11, 2014

Dubai marinaStockholm-based East Capital, which made its name investing in the Balkans, Baltics and Central Asia, will now invest in global frontier markets with a research hub based in Dubai.

Sep 23, 2014

NBAD buildingThe asset management division of the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has launched a sharia-compliant version of an existing MENA dividend fund.

Sep 16, 2014

Saudi ArabiaAfter years of rumours and false alarms, Saudi Arabia is finally opening its stock market to direct foreign investment. What does it mean and why does it matter? George Mitton reports.

Sep 16, 2014

Ebril Iraqi KurdistanFrom war in Iraq to yo-yoing stock prices in the UAE, the Middle East region has been blighted by volatility this year. We asked fund managers how they responded to these trying times. George Mitton reports.

Sep 16, 2014

JohannesburgMulti-asset funds have dominated retail inflows in South Africa in recent years. Can this growth continue? George Mitton reports.

Sep 16, 2014

Mike-EstmentIn a new series, Funds Europe in conjunction with Investec Asset Management looks at the challenges affecting fund distributors around the world. Mike Estment, chief executive of NFB Financial Services Group, discusses how regulation is both a cost and an opportunity.

Sep 16, 2014

OmanMore famous for frankincense than finance, Oman is attracting investor interest thanks to its development projects and its first corporate sukuk.

Sep 16, 2014

zawya-logoGulf stock markets had a hard landing in the second quarter, with Dubai leading losses, while the MENA IPO market ended June on a quiet note.

Aug 11, 2014

Equities going upFrontier market equities extended their lead over emerging and developed market indices in July, according to a leading index provider.

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Executive Interviews

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.

We’ll launch our first equity fund next year

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Not many banks plant olive trees, but the Bank of Palestine has a social mission. It also has ambitious expansion plans, says chairman Hashim Shawa. He talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

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.

ROUNDTABLE: Growing pains

Mar 08, 2017

Our panel in Qatar spoke about frustration with regulators, a shortage of listed companies and plans for a new financial city in Doha. Chaired by George Mitton.