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Jan 07, 2016

Arab businessmenRegional equity markets fell again in the third quarter. A survey of Middle East fund managers suggests many are planning to cut their allocations to the region, finds Gerard Aoun.

Dec 08, 2015

Falling oil pricesMore hardship is predicted for asset managers in the Gulf after the price of oil sank to its lowest level since the financial crisis.

Nov 17, 2015

Abu Dhabi2Institutions account for a rising proportion of investor registrations on Abu Dhabi's stock exchange, hinting at a maturing of the Gulf stock market that could help to stabilise prices in the long term.

Oct 07, 2015

Pie chart treeSovereign wealth funds such as ADIA are managing more of their money internally. George Mitton reports on a worrying trend for external asset managers.

Oct 07, 2015

Steve BarnettCan Abu Dhabi'€™s financial free zone attract the world'€™s top asset managers to set up offices? George Mitton interviews Steve Barnett, director of strategy and business planning.

Oct 07, 2015

Steve BarnettCan Abu Dhabi'€™s financial free zone attract the world'€™s top asset managers to set up offices? George Mitton interviews Steve Barnett, director of strategy and business planning.

Oct 07, 2015

ErbilPolitical pressures forced the Kurdistan region of Iraq to shelve plans to issue its own bonds. Sharmila Devi asks whether the region will ever be an independent issuer.

Oct 07, 2015

Man in camoDoes the bombing of a Kuwaiti mosque in June herald an increased terrorism risk in the Gulf countries? If so, how should regional investors respond? George Mitton reports.

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.

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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.