FIXED INCOME

Dec 20, 2013

Mark-WattsThe new head of asset management at the National Bank of Abu Dhabi discusses Ucits funds, savvy analysts, and why it’s fair for the UAE regulator to charge unequal fees. By George Mitton.

Dec 20, 2013

QueueSukuk issuance hasn’t matched 2013’s record level, but the arrival of a new issuers from Nigeria and elsewhere has encouraged investors in Islamic bonds. George Mitton reports.

Dec 20, 2013

zawya-logoAfter rapid equity gains across the region, even in troubled countries such as Egypt, analysts are wondering if investors should expect a correction. Data provided by Zawya.

Dec 20, 2013

Michael-GriffertyGlobal market conditions over the past two years have provided an excellent opportunity for Middle East corporates and government-related entities to issue fixed income. The Gulf Bond and Sukuk Association (GBSA) aims to promote continued access to global capital and to build local markets.

Jul 23, 2013

Only seven funds in the Mena region contain more than $1 billion, yet performance of some equity products, especially in the UAE, has been stellar in recent months.

Mar 06, 2013

Companies in Abu Dhabi have cleaned up their balance sheets and the stock market is growing fast. Asset managers say the UAE capital is a good place to be. Chaired by George Mitton.

Mar 06, 2013

Companies in Abu Dhabi have cleaned up their balance sheets and the stock market is growing fast. Asset managers say the UAE capital is a good place to be. Chaired by George Mitton.

Mar 06, 2013

Donations boxThere may be $270 billion in Islamic endowments in Saudi Arabia alone, much of which is over-exposed to real estate. But Thomas Woods, of Safa Investment Services, says more of this money should be invested in sharia-compliant funds.

Mar 06, 2013

zawya-logoEquity markets have boomed in the first weeks of this year, suggesting regional equity funds are set for good performance.

Mar 06, 2013

Asset servicing firms discuss the confusion caused by UAE funds regulation, the cost barriers in Islamic finance, and why Saudi Arabia is the key to the Mena region. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

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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.