EQUITIES

Jan 14, 2015

Zawya logoMajor Gulf markets posted third quarter double-digit gains, while Emaar Malls Group grabbed attention with the largest IPO on UAE markets in five years.

Jan 05, 2015

Desert oil pumps1A nightmarish final quarter for Middle Eastern equities almost wiped out the sum of the year's gains, though some countries performed well despite the rout.

Dec 02, 2014

Falling oil pricesAs the oil price has plummeted, so has the value of Middle East equities, causing losses for investors across the region.

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.

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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.