Custody

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.

Aug 30, 2016

ADIA towerThe Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has hired Garry Beaton for the newly created role of global head of operations.

Aug 09, 2016

Iranian flagIran has re-established brokerage links with 450 foreign banks as it seeks to rejoin global financial networks, according to state media.

Jul 26, 2016

HSBCHSBC has held talks about selling its Lebanese business to Beirut-based Blom Bank in a move that would further retrench the bank's Middle East operations following its pull-out from Jordan in 2014.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

Jan 04, 2019

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

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...

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

Jan 04, 2019

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’

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.