REGULATION

Nov 24, 2017

RegulationsThe Monetary Authority of Singapore has built on an existing agreement with the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) to strengthen collaboration on regulation.

Nov 23, 2017

George_MittonRich families from the middle east often bank their money in places like Switzerland or Singapore, much to the dismay of wealth managers based in the region, who would prefer to manage that cash locally.

Nov 23, 2017

Wealthy_arab_manRich Middle Eastern families have long booked their investments abroad. Wealth managers in the UAE want to bring the money home – and they have regulators on their side. Indrajit Basu reports.

Nov 23, 2017

Manama_BahrainChanges in financial technology have been transformativE – but historically, fintech has been more of an ambition than a reality in the Gulf. That could soon change, says David Parker of the Bahrain Economic Development Board.

Nov 23, 2017

Daniel-DickinsonGlobal market volatility and compliance with ever-changing international regulations are among the main reasons investors are demanding up-to-date data from their investment managers.

Nov 23, 2017

DogPost-brexit, increasing the powers of European watchdogs to police cross-border finance may threaten the asset management industry’s current distribution system. Mark Latham investigates the proposals.

Nov 23, 2017

CheckAs asset managers face further pressure to carry out checks that used to be left to banks, Know-your-customer processes are industrialising. By Fiona Rintoul.

Aug 23, 2016

Qatar Financial CentreThe Qatar Financial Centre Authority has appointed Haitham Al-Salama to the newly created role of chief economic adviser, tasked with developing the centre's economic strategy.

Jul 05, 2016

Merger1The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) says it will become the largest bank in its region by merging with First Gulf Bank in the first quarter of next year.

May 03, 2016

RegulationsThe Saudi Arabian regulator has approved shifting the settlement cycle for listed shares from T+0 to T+2 in the second half of 2017, a change that would bring the country into line with most

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Totally mega

Jun 13, 2018

In 2016, global consulting firm PWC forecast the emergence of five global ‘megatrends’ in the next two decades. Stephen Anderson, its Middle East clients and markets leader, talks about their...

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

Nov 23, 2017

Rasmala’s trade finance fund recently passed $100 million in assets. Doug Bitcon, head of credit strategies, explains why he has to be hands-on.

Roundtables

MENA ROUNDTABLE: ‘The story is about reforms’

Jun 13, 2018

Our cross-industry panel discuss the positive backdrop in Egypt, the Dana Gas controversy and the potential index upgrades of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

SOUTH AFRICA ROUNDTABLE: Airline syndrome

Jun 13, 2018

Our panellists tell us that instead of launching competing national projects, African countries should work together for the sake of a bigger capital market. Chaired by George Mitton in Cape Town.