REGULATION

Sep 16, 2014

SwitzerlandWill tighter scrutiny of Swiss private banks mean more business for those in the Gulf? It depends if regulation remains reasonable. Dave Waller reports.

Sep 16, 2014

Foreign inflows, investor quotas and Saudi Arabia’s T+0 settlement system were discussed by our panel of asset servicers in Dubai. Chaired by George Mitton.

Sep 16, 2014

Foreign inflows, investor quotas and Saudi Arabia’s T+0 settlement system were discussed by our panel of asset servicers in Dubai. Chaired by George Mitton.

Sep 16, 2014

Ioannis AkkizidisThe UK became the first country outside the Islamic world to issue a sukuk, or Islamic bond, in June. A sukuk is an Islamic financial certificate, equivalent to a conventional bond, which must comply with Islamic law, the sharia.

Sep 16, 2014

Mike-EstmentIn a new series, Funds Europe in conjunction with Investec Asset Management looks at the challenges affecting fund distributors around the world. Mike Estment, chief executive of NFB Financial Services Group, discusses how regulation is both a cost and an opportunity.

Sep 16, 2014

Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and even London aspire to be hubs for Islamic finance, but Bahrain still has a strong and respected role in this sector. Funds Global asked some key players in the country about the latest developments.

Sep 16, 2014

Mohieddine-KronfolOne of the most important Islamic investments, sukuk has seen rapid issuance recently – and rewarded investors with good returns. We asked Mohieddine Kronfol of Franklin Templeton Investments about the prospects for this asset class.

Sep 16, 2014

Mohieddine-KronfolOne of the most important Islamic investments, sukuk has seen rapid issuance recently – and rewarded investors with good returns. We asked Mohieddine Kronfol of Franklin Templeton Investments about the prospects for this asset class.

Sep 16, 2014

Valerie MantotFund administrators must make a special effort to prove their value in a market where many asset managers can legally do administration themselves. Valérie Mantot, regional head for Sanne Group, tells George Mitton how it works.

Sep 16, 2014

OmanMore famous for frankincense than finance, Oman is attracting investor interest thanks to its development projects and its first corporate sukuk.

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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.