Trading

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.

Oct 07, 2010

gas-pumpDepositary receipts are attracting investors to the Middle East, finds Nick Fitzpatrick, who talks to Tarek Elrefai, of BNY Mellon.

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Executive Interviews

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...

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

Nov 23, 2017

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.

Roundtables

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.

SOUTH AFRICA ROUNDTABLE: Airline syndrome

Jun 13, 2018

Our panellists tell us that instead of launching competing national projects, African countries should work together for the sake of a bigger capital market. Chaired by George Mitton in Cape Town.