REGULATION

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

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

ParliamentThe revival of a UK government sukuk points to a trend for new issuers in the Islamic finance market, potentially closing a large supply gap. Orlando Crowcroft reports.

Mar 10, 2014

Chris-HarranWhat do fund managers in the Middle East need to know about the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive? Funds Global Mena asked Chris Harran, national partner at Dechert’s Dubai office.

Mar 10, 2014

Schneider SuIn a recent regulatory development in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has initiated a consultation process with the funds management industry on the proposed introduction of a new category of collective investment fund, the Qualified Investor Exempt Fund (QIEF).

Mar 10, 2014

Rules that say asset managers must appoint a third-party custodian are creating more business for asset servicers. But some participants in our panel say change is not happening quickly. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

Mar 10, 2014

Rules that say asset managers must appoint a third-party custodian are creating more business for asset servicers. But some participants in our panel say change is not happening quickly. Chaired by George Mitton in Duba.

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

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

Jan 04, 2019

Amid a fresh wave of American sanctions, Romil Patel spoke to Meysam Hamedi, director of financial markets and instruments at Iran’s Securities & Exchange Organization (SEO).

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...

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

Jan 04, 2019

With the MENA region at a tipping point, our panellists talk about economic diversification, the impact of regulation and the delayed Saudi Aramco listing. Chaired by Romil Patel in Dubai.

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.