Custody

Jul 24, 2020

Italian asset manager Azimut has appointed Northern Trust (NT) as the custodian for its Dubai-based range of funds.

May 15, 2020

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) has signed a depositary agent agreement with Bahrain Clear that will enable it to provide custody services at the Bahrain Bourse to local and international investors.

Jan 03, 2020

US global custodian Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) has bolstered its presence in the Mena market after opening an office in Abu Dhabi General Market (ADGM).

Oct 25, 2019

RetirementThe Omani Staff Pension Fund for Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has appointed State Street as its global custodian.

Aug 15, 2019

Saudi national and former managing director for Mizuho Saudi Arabia, Khalid Al Ghamdi, has been appointed as the new chief executive at Credit Suisse Saudi Arabia.

Feb 01, 2019

Tadawul, the Saudi stock exchange, and index provider MSCI have teamed up to launch the MSCI Tadawul 30, a tradeable index designed to provide investors with a benchmark for the largest and most liquid stocks in the kingdom.

Feb 01, 2019

Abu Dhabi-based investment manager AD Global Investors has selected Northern Trust (NT) to provide asset servicing in support of four new Ucits funds domiciled in Ireland.

Jan 04, 2019

HandshakeAfter the barrage of regulations precipitated by the financial crisis, France’s three asset servicing giants are at last free to concentrate on gaining new business. Mark Latham reports.

Nov 02, 2018

John Flint, chief executive of HSBC, has stated that the fallout from the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is unlikely to lead to significant trade and investment outflows.

Jun 13, 2018

Table_mountain_viewCompanies from across the custody, asset management and administration sectors convened in Cape Town to discuss topics such as market growth, disruption and cyber security.

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Executive Interviews

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INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

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EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: A natural interest in the topic

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Roundtables

Middle East Investor Roundtable 2020: Dimensions of diversification

Investors in the Middle East consider the tools that will be needed to navigate the Covid-19 crisis, the continued appetite for dividend and why it’s all about tech. Chaired by Romil Patel.

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.