ETFs

Jan 09, 2013

ChartThe decision by Vanguard to change its mutual fund benchmarks should lead to more investment in the UAE. But it was also a sign that asset managers want more value from their index providers, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

Jul 02, 2012

Is the pattern towards more regulated structures playing out in the Mena region as it is elsewhere? The panel considers this and other topics, such as developments in the safekeeping of assets. Chaired by George Mitton.

Jul 02, 2012

Is the pattern towards more regulated structures playing out in the Mena region as it is elsewhere? The panel considers this and other topics, such as developments in the safekeeping of assets. Chaired by George Mitton.

May 09, 2012

FaraonWhile tear gas billowed over Tahrir Square, Egypt’s fund industry suffered heavy losses. However, a stock market surge and the prospect of an elected president hint at a recovery. George Mitton investigates.

Sep 29, 2011

FrontierThe United Arab Emirates and Qatar are tantalisingly close to being upgraded to the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. But where one other index provider is concerned, UAE already is an emerging market. Nick Fitzpatrick looks at the world of index classification.

Jul 08, 2011

Gulf fund management is rife with competition. The Funds Europe Gulf Distribution Panel, held in Dubai, discusses market entry and meeting investor needs.

Jul 08, 2011

Clarity is key to the development of the Middle East region as a fund hub. In this roundtable discussion, senior executives outline the main challenges and their outlook for the industry. (part 1)

Jul 08, 2011

Clarity is key to the development of the Middle East region as a fund hub. In this roundtable discussion, senior executives outline the main challenges and their outlook for the industry. (part 1)

Jul 06, 2011

blanketsThere’s a lot more to Mena than oil, writes Nick Fitzpatrick, who finds a region piled high with investment opportunities.

Jul 06, 2011

Industry heads in the Gulf region come together to discuss the major issues facing them and how to best operate in today’s marketplace. (part 1)

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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.