Trading

Oct 07, 2015

RiyadhIn the last issue, Funds Global MENA predicted the Saudi Arabian market opening would get off to a gradual start. If anything, inflows have been even lower than we predicted. George Mitton asks why.

Oct 07, 2015

TransparencyFund providers should go well beyond disclosing merely the top ten holdings of the funds, says Thomas Lancereau of Morningstar.

Oct 07, 2015

Akber KhanAkber Khan talks about wanderlust, starting Al Rayan from scratch and meeting the world’s happiest people.

Oct 07, 2015

The GulfThe UAE markets lagged behind Saudi Arabia in the first half of the year, while stock indices for Egypt, Bahrain and Qatar all fell.

Aug 11, 2015

SukukGulf sovereigns may increase their issuance of sukuk, Islamic bonds, in the second half of the year to offset deficits caused by the low oil price and to pay for stimulatory spending.

Jun 25, 2015

Oil pipesSaudi Arabia is letting foreigners into its stock market, but don’t expect an explosion of new capital. The inflows will build slowly, writes George Mitton.

Jun 25, 2015

Aref-KarimAref Karim spent 13 years at Abu Dhabi’s main sovereign wealth fund, during which time he set up its alternatives portfolio. He tells George Mitton about those times.

Jun 25, 2015

Aref-KarimAref Karim spent 13 years at Abu Dhabi’s main sovereign wealth fund, during which time he set up its alternatives portfolio. He tells George Mitton about those times.

Jun 25, 2015

Kuwait flagPolitical wrangling has hindered Kuwait’s development plans, but some say progress is coming. George Mitton reports.

Jun 25, 2015

Arindam DasAt the Middle East Securities Forum in March, Arindam Das of HSBC gave a checklist of reforms he says are needed for the region’s capital markets. George Mitton finds out more.

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Executive Interviews

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.

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.

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: Charting the pace of reform

Nov 23, 2017

Saudi Arabian index inclusion, the onset of taxes and the Dana Gas controversy were among the issues discussed by our cross-industry panel. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

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.