REGULATION

Mar 06, 2013

OutsorcingAsset managers in the Mena region have outsourced fewer back and middle-office functions than their peers in the West. Funds Global asks whether this will change.

Mar 06, 2013

Kai-SchneiderNew rules governing the marketing of foreign funds in the UAE came into force on August 28, 2012. The regulation was first published for consultation early the previous year, when it met with significant push-back from the industry.

Mar 06, 2013

Asset servicing firms discuss the confusion caused by UAE funds regulation, the cost barriers in Islamic finance, and why Saudi Arabia is the key to the Mena region. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

Mar 06, 2013

Asset servicing firms discuss the confusion caused by UAE funds regulation, the cost barriers in Islamic finance, and why Saudi Arabia is the key to the Mena region. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

Mar 06, 2013

Amine-AmorIn Morocco, the asset management sector is large and cosmopolitan, certainly one of the biggest and most sophisticated in the Middle East. It has a sophisticated investor base, a strong and resilient economy, a world class regulatory environment, and an innovative, multilingual, skilled workforce.

Jan 09, 2013

ShopsRetail fund flows have been slow due to regulatory uncertainty and preferences for direct investment in markets. But there is still potential for growth, finds George Mitton.

Jan 09, 2013

GatesThe custody market in the Mena region is seen to be dominated by four firms: HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Citi and Standard Chartered. Barney Hatt talks to the key players about recent changes in the custody landscape.

Jan 09, 2013

MapCould Lebanon be set for an oil and gas boom? What is the best way to invest in infrastructure? These questions and more are answered in our economics panel. Edited by Gerorge Mitton.

Nov 14, 2012

qatarQatar has dreams of becoming a financial hub and has money to spend, but not everything it needs can be bought, finds George Mitton.

 

Nov 14, 2012

The Gate QatarAsset managers operating in the United Arab Emirates are digesting new rules for the country’s funds industry, which some see as a blow to the Dubai International Financial Centre. George Mitton reports.

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Executive Interviews

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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

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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

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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’

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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.