REGULATION

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 Duba.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.