FIXED INCOME

Jan 07, 2016

Experts from among the top asset management firms in the Gulf region discuss their economic forecasts in an environment of low oil prices.

Jan 07, 2016

Merlion statueThe Sibos financial messaging conference, held this year in Singapore, was a chance for the industry to mingle and chat about everything from T2S to blockchain technology. George Mitton reports.

Dec 15, 2015

Dubai mallMajid Al Futtaim, which develops and operates shopping malls, has listed its second sukuk in Dubai in a sign that corporates are deepening the market for Islamic fixed income.

Nov 24, 2015

Mixed-chartThe value of the sukuk market in the MENA region, as tracked by S&P's indices, rose 14% in the first ten months of the year, while the value of the region's conventional bond market

Oct 07, 2015

TransparencyFund providers should go well beyond disclosing merely the top ten holdings of the funds, says Thomas Lancereau of Morningstar.

Oct 07, 2015

The GulfThe UAE markets lagged behind Saudi Arabia in the first half of the year, while stock indices for Egypt, Bahrain and Qatar all fell.

Aug 18, 2015

Thumbs up hopeRatings agency Moody's has moved Dubai-based Mashreq Capital up one notch in its assessment of investment manager quality.

Jun 25, 2015

PrivateIn the wake of high-profile scandals in the Middle East’s private banking networks, we asked key individuals about what clients need from the sector.

Mar 25, 2015

John-SfakianakisEmerging markets specialist Ashmore chose to establish its first Middle East office in Riyadh. George Mitton talks to John Sfakianakis, regional director.

Mar 25, 2015

South AfricaAs growth in their home market slows, South African asset managers are hoping to raise funds from the rest of the continent. But they face competition from Middle Eastern and global players, finds Dave Waller.

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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.