Summer 2012

Saundi_flagThere are plans in Riyadh to open up Saudi Arabia’s capital markets, a move that could transform asset management in the country. George Mitton reports

Shopping_mallSharia-compliant investors would like to see more bond issues from the likes of Majid Al Futtaim, a family-owned developer of shopping malls. George Mitton reports.

Michel-ChikhaniBlominvest is trying to build a funds business in Lebanon, a nation where the appetite for funds is low. The firm’s head of asset management tells George Mitton how its growth plans rely on neighbouring states.

DubaiFixed income investors should not let the Dubai debt crisis deter them from seeking opportunities in the region, says Teeja Boye, of Insparo Asset Management.

TargetYou could spend millions of dollars and a year of your life buying and implementing an IT system. Scott Williams,of Investit MENA, offers advice that could reduce the effort.


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.


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.


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.