Investment strategy

Jul 09, 2014

Our regional asset management panel talked about distribution, “cumbersome” regulation, and why regional fund managers have had their model wrong for years. Chaired by George Mitton.

Jul 09, 2014

MoroccoCould relegation to a frontier market be a blessing in disguise for Morocco’s stock exchange? Orlando Crowcroft reports.

Jul 09, 2014

Our panel in Abu Dhabi discussed sovereign wealth funds, plans for the UAE’s second financial free zone, and memories of unscrupulous wealth managers. Chaired by George Mitton.

Mar 10, 2014

Kurdish flagA surging economy and the potential for a new stock exchange to rival the bourse in Baghdad have drawn investors to Iraqi Kurdistan. Orlando Crowcroft reports from Erbil.

Mar 10, 2014

Zin-BekkaliThe internet is changing life for African entrepreneurs, says the chief executive of Silk Invest. But why is it still hard to raise assets for African funds? He meets George Mitton.

Mar 10, 2014

JohannesburgWhere should investors look if they want exposure to the fast-growing markets of sub-Saharan Africa? Funds Global Mena profiles the main exchanges.

Mar 10, 2014

KuwaitThere are signs the country is beginning to implement its long-awaited development plan, which should unlock more government spending. Public-private partnerships are another trend to watch.

Dec 20, 2013

TowersWhat will happen to frontier market funds when the UAE and Qatar become emerging markets? Managers may have to increase their holdings in Kuwait, finds George Mitton.

Dec 20, 2013

BusIPOs seem to be coming back in the Gulf. But what must be done to convince firms to list in their home markets rather than in London or elsewhere? Orlando Crowcroft reports.

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.

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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.