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Jul 02, 2012

Michel-ChikhaniBlominvest is trying to build a funds business in Lebanon, a nation where the appetite for funds is low. The firm’s head of asset management tells George Mitton how its growth plans rely on neighbouring states.

Jul 02, 2012

BuildingWith Saudi Arabia expected to welcome more foreign investment in its securities market, Nicholas Pratt examines the asset servicing landscape and where changes could be made.

Jul 02, 2012

Is the pattern towards more regulated structures playing out in the Mena region as it is elsewhere? The panel considers this and other topics, such as developments in the safekeeping of assets. Chaired by George Mitton.

Jul 02, 2012

Is the pattern towards more regulated structures playing out in the Mena region as it is elsewhere? The panel considers this and other topics, such as developments in the safekeeping of assets. Chaired by George Mitton.

May 09, 2012

KairoThis month marks one year since the Egyptian stock exchange reopened for business. Stefanie Eschenbacher looks at trading activity.

May 09, 2012

US_cabThat’s an American fund house’s view of US equities. Nick Fitzpatrick asks if the same sentiment is to be found in Dubai.

May 09, 2012

Door_lockThe closure of many local brokerage businesses in the Mena region means custody is less available. Though at the same time international custody banks are boosting their offerings for homegrown investors. But Nick Fitzpatrick finds cost is a hindrance to their expansion.

Sep 29, 2011

Iraq-marketIraq and Palestine are among the world’s most troubled regions, and yet frontier fund managers insist there are big returns for brave investors, writes George Mitton.

Sep 29, 2011

Stability may be returning to the Mena region after months of political unrest, albeit slowly, but how has this affected the markets and how is investor appetite in the region developing against this backdrop? Edited by Nick Fitzpatrick.

Sep 29, 2011

Stability may be returning to the Mena region after months of political unrest, albeit slowly, but how has this affected the markets and how is investor appetite in the region developing against this backdrop? Edited by Nick Fitzpatrick.

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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

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.

MENA ROUNDTABLE: ‘The story is about reforms’

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.