REAL ESTATE

Jul 09, 2014

RiyadhNew fund rules in Saudi Arabia could open up the market for independent custodians, though some obstacles must still be overcome. George Mitton reports.

Jul 09, 2014

IV picThe UAE and Qatar have been reclassified from frontier to emerging markets by MSCI. However the region’s giant, Saudi Arabia, looms large, says Akber Khan, of Al Rayan Investment.

Jul 09, 2014

zawya-logoMENA stock markets continued to rally in the first quarter of the year and the region’s IPO market is expected to pick up.

Mar 10, 2014

A greater focus on domestic affairs under the new emir could yield investment opportunities in Qatar, but the country’s asset management industry is still finding its feet. Chaired by George Mitton in Doha.

Mar 10, 2014

A greater focus on domestic affairs under the new emir could yield investment opportunities in Qatar, but the country’s asset management industry is still finding its feet. Chaired by George Mitton in Doha.

Mar 10, 2014

zawya-logoMiddle East markets galloped ahead in the fourth quarter of 2013, with Dubai and Egyptian stock indices posting double-digit gains.

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

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

Bahrainian flagIn 2011, a popular and unfinished uprising damaged the reputation of the Gulf’s oldest financial centre. Yet some asset managers say there are many benefits to operating in Bahrain. George Mitton reports.

Dec 20, 2013

DohaThe thread of Fed tapering, the challenge of youth unemployment and the promise of African investment were among the issues discussed at FundForum Middle East. George Mitton reports.

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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.