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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.

Mar 25, 2015

IndonesiaIndonesian sovereign bonds, a perpetual sukuk from GEMS Education and select high-yield issues were among the best performing assets in 2014, say the bond managers in our panel.

Feb 16, 2015

Table mountainStandard Bank will provide custody and administration to the entire asset base of the Government Employees Pension Fund of South Africa, the largest pension fund on the African

Jan 13, 2015

Kuala LumpurThe National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has hired Wynce Low to originate, structure and distribute conventional and Islamic bonds in South-east Asia.

Oct 13, 2014

Bond indicesEmirates NBD Asset Management has added eight funds to its Luxembourg Sicav platform as part of a plan to raise assets from international investors.

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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

Dec 08, 2016

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.