ETFs

Apr 06, 2018

ETF listingQatar-based asset manager Amwal has listed what it claims is the largest exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the Gulf region.

Mar 10, 2017

ETFsThe Dubai Financial Market, the main stock exchange in the emirate, has launched a platform for transacting in exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Apr 19, 2016

Hendrik-du-ToitIndex funds are so different from actively managed funds they could be considered banking products, says the chief executive of Investec, a South Africa-based asset manager with

Mar 07, 2016

Our panel in Cape Town discussed the move to T+3, the complexity of trade settlement on the continent and the challenges of building a pan-African business. Chaired by Alan Chalmers.

Mar 07, 2016

Our panel in Cape Town discussed the move to T+3, the complexity of trade settlement on the continent and the challenges of building a pan-African business. Chaired by Alan Chalmers.

Jan 07, 2016

DubaiA haka, a power-station-turned-housing-development in London and a scathing critique of ‘Cold War thinking’ were just some of the surprises at the Middle East FundForum conference. George Mitton reports.

Mar 10, 2015

Launch-ribbon-cuttingDoha Bank plans to launch an exchange-traded fund (ETF) tracking an index of Qatari equities on the Qatar Exchange.

Feb 10, 2015

Desert oil pumps1The biggest weekly gain in Brent crude prices since 2011 caused inflows for exchange-traded funds (ETFs) which track the oil price, but left some commodity managers with losses.

Dec 20, 2013

TowersWhat will happen to frontier market funds when the UAE and Qatar become emerging markets? Managers may have to increase their holdings in Kuwait, finds George Mitton.

Sep 06, 2013

BMO Global Asset Management is a global asset management business with more than $125 billion in combined discretionary and non-discretionary assets under management as of June 30, 2013On the premise that less risk equals less return, a portfolio of low-risk stocks ought to provide only mediocre performance.

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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

Middle East Investor Roundtable 2020: Dimensions of diversification

Investors in the Middle East consider the tools that will be needed to navigate the Covid-19 crisis, the continued appetite for dividend and why it’s all about tech. Chaired by Romil Patel.

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.