Trading

Jul 06, 2011

bahrainA conservative regulatory regime has seen Bahrain fare well in the aftermath of the financial crisis, but what should be done to attract the next wave of investment? Nicholas Pratt talks to some of the local players about the best way forward.

Jul 06, 2011

shashankNicholas Pratt talks to the QFCA’s Shashank Srivastava about Qatar’s ambitions as a financial centre for the Middle East and the plan to develop local expertise.

Jul 06, 2011

As asset management plays an ever greater role in the Gulf states, asset servicers discuss the evolution of operational and regulatory processes. (part 2)

Jul 06, 2011

As asset management plays an ever greater role in the Gulf states, asset servicers discuss the evolution of operational and regulatory processes. (part 2)

Jun 30, 2011

Emad_MansourFunds Global talks to Emad Mansour of QFIB about the bank’s plans to bring some much needed variety to the sharia funds market through its partnership with Gulfmena.

Jun 30, 2011

Yousuf_Al-JaidaFunds Global talks to the QFC Authority’s head of asset management, Yousuf Al-Jaida, about the development of the industry and the plans for the future.

Oct 07, 2010

climberMena'€™s fledgling hedge fund industry has an opportunity to prove that absolute-return managers can protect clients from downside risk, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

Oct 07, 2010

pocketInternational fund managers expect wealthy individuals in the Mena region to employ funds to gain access to global markets. Yet the same is not true of home investment. Angele Spiteri Paris asks why, and listens to fund managers' expectations.

Oct 07, 2010

Asset servicers in the Mena region exist for local managers that want to expand internationally, and for international managers that want access to the Gulf and surrounding area. Here they talk about the problems faced by managers in the region and the challenges, such as automation, that asset servicers face in order to help clients. (part 1)

Oct 07, 2010

turtleETFs have revolutionised the global fund management industry, spawning into a US$1trn business. Yet Islamic ETFs in the Middle East are much slower to take off. John Foster finds out why.

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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.