Investment strategy

Nov 10, 2017

Robo-adviserSarwa Digital Wealth, a robo-advice firm, has gained in-principle approval for a new type of licence in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

Nov 10, 2017

ParisMubadala Investment, an Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund, will participate in a plan to invest €1 billion ($1.2 billion) in France.

Jan 05, 2016

Mixed-chartLow oil prices made life hard for investors in Middle Eastern equities last year, with the main regional equity index from index provider S&P falling more than 14%.

May 05, 2015

Oil pumpsA barrel of Brent crude may still cost less than $70 but that has not stopped stock markets in the Mena region posting their highest monthly return since 2009.

Feb 03, 2015

DubaiThe Dubai branch of emerging markets asset manager Duet Group has launched a Ucits version of its three-year-old Mena Horizon fund, which invests in equities in the Middle East and North Africa.

Feb 03, 2015

graph upAverage equity prices across the Middle East rose in January despite the price of Brent crude remaining below $50 a barrel for most of the month.

Jan 14, 2015

Artwork-in-TehranA deal to end sanctions on Iran could unlock billions of dollars of investment into the country, including inflows into Tehran’s attractive stock market. But will it happen? George Mitton reports.

Jan 14, 2015

Emerging marketsEmerging markets remain a lucrative source of return, especially when the health of developed markets is beyond understanding.  This report is from the Investec Global Insights conference, where Funds Global was a media partner.

Jan 14, 2015

DubaiBy opening its stock market to foreigners and building a financial district in Riyadh, could Saudi Arabia seize prominence as the Gulf region’s financial hub? Not for some time, finds Dave Waller.

Jan 14, 2015

Saleem-KhokharFor regional asset managers, the UAE has been the main growth driver in the past year and a half. We asked Saleem Khokhar of NBAD Asset Management about the trends.

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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.