REGULATION

Dec 20, 2013

QueueSukuk issuance hasn’t matched 2013’s record level, but the arrival of a new issuers from Nigeria and elsewhere has encouraged investors in Islamic bonds. George Mitton reports.

Dec 20, 2013

Our cross-industry panel debated the risks of regulation in the GCC. Could new rules lead to higher costs for the end investor? Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

Dec 20, 2013

Our cross-industry panel debated the risks of regulation in the GCC. Could new rules lead to higher costs for the end investor? Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

Dec 20, 2013

BrusselsEuropean regulation such as the AIFMD could create opportunities for fund administrators outside Europe. Yet independent firms must work hard to win business from banks. Orlando Crowcroft reports.

Dec 20, 2013

SeesawRegulatory pressures are forcing financial companies to take collateral management more seriously. Storme Thompson, of Catalyst Development, makes some predictions for the future.

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

BMO Global Asset Management is a global asset management business with more than $125 billion in combined discretionary and non-discretionary assets under management as of June 30, 2013On the premise that less risk equals less return, a portfolio of low-risk stocks ought to provide only mediocre performance.

Sep 06, 2013

Mike CowleyNew fund regulations in the UAE and Saudi Arabia have caused headaches for some, but Mike Cowley, Deutsche Bank’s head of direct securities services in the region, says the laws are fair and there for a reason.

Sep 06, 2013

Participants at our Dubai panel discuss plans for a financial free zone in Abu Dhabi, question why some local companies are listing in London instead of the UAE, and warn that confusion among different regulators could cause problems. Edited by George Mitton.

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Executive Interviews

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

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

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

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.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: A natural interest in the topic

Since 2016, Guillermo Ortiz has been a chairman of Latin America’s BTG Pactual. The former central banker of Mexico talks to Nick Fitzpatrick.

Roundtables

Middle East Investor Roundtable 2020: Dimensions of diversification

Investors in the Middle East consider the tools that will be needed to navigate the Covid-19 crisis, the continued appetite for dividend and why it’s all about tech. Chaired by Romil Patel.

South Africa asset management roundtable: Global rebound on ice

Experts discuss the investment implications of the coronavirus pandemic, a delayed rebound in global growth and dealing with South Africa’s energy issues head on. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

South African roundtable: Taking the bull by the horns

Our panel discusses Chinese investment in Africa, financial institutions’ contribution to economic sustainability and regulatory concerns. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

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.