Investment strategy

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

Reda-GomaaGovernment spending in the Mena region should drive up stock prices even though valuations are not as cheap as at the start of 2013. Reda Gomma, equity portfolio manager at Mashreq Capital, says it’s important to be selective.

Dec 20, 2013

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Lloyd George Management (LGM) believes frontier markets offer compelling prospective long-term returns. Sophisticated investors seeking the next emergent asset class may find frontier markets to be a long-term option as part of diversified portfolios.

Dec 20, 2013

Sethi HaulaDuring the Dubai property crisis, about 600 real estate projects were abandoned or stalled. However, the government created initiatives so investors could proceed with their projects.

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.

Sep 06, 2013

Handcuffed businessmanThe Saudi regulator is cracking down on unlicensed funds. How can asset managers access the Gulf’s biggest funds market legally? George Mitton reports.

Sep 06, 2013

BeadsPrivate banks must expand their services if they want to serve clients in accordance with Islam. This may require training staff in Islamic financial planning.

Sep 06, 2013

David-MarshallThe head of Emirates NBD Asset Management meets George Mitton to discuss international inflows, collaborating with the private bank and suspending the firm’s real estate fund in 2009.

Sep 06, 2013

David-MarshallThe head of Emirates NBD Asset Management meets George Mitton to discuss international inflows, collaborating with the private bank and suspending the firm’s real estate fund in 2009.

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Executive Interviews

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: A natural interest in the topic

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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

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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.