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Jan 14, 2015

Reda-GommaThe Saudi authorities' decision to open the country's stock market to direct foreign investment will be a boon for regional investors, says Reda Gomma of Mashreq Capital.

Jan 14, 2015

Our panel discuss the upgrades of Qatar and UAE by MSCI, the opening of the Saudi exchange and why Ucits is a mark of credibility. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

Jan 14, 2015

Our panel discuss the upgrades of Qatar and UAE by MSCI, the opening of the Saudi exchange and why Ucits is a mark of credibility. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

Jan 14, 2015

DubaiDelegates at the FundForum Middle East conference in September discussed politics, investment returns and the promise of frontier markets. George Mitton reports.

Sep 16, 2014

Saudi ArabiaAfter years of rumours and false alarms, Saudi Arabia is finally opening its stock market to direct foreign investment. What does it mean and why does it matter? George Mitton reports.

Sep 16, 2014

FamilyRaising capital, gaining foreign investors, avoiding succession disputes – there are many reasons for family businesses to go public. Regulators are starting to offer incentives to help them, finds Dave Waller.

Sep 16, 2014

Ebril Iraqi KurdistanFrom war in Iraq to yo-yoing stock prices in the UAE, the Middle East region has been blighted by volatility this year. We asked fund managers how they responded to these trying times. George Mitton reports.

Sep 16, 2014

Foreign inflows, investor quotas and Saudi Arabia’s T+0 settlement system were discussed by our panel of asset servicers in Dubai. Chaired by George Mitton.

Sep 16, 2014

Foreign inflows, investor quotas and Saudi Arabia’s T+0 settlement system were discussed by our panel of asset servicers in Dubai. Chaired by George Mitton.

Sep 16, 2014

OmanMore famous for frankincense than finance, Oman is attracting investor interest thanks to its development projects and its first corporate sukuk.

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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.