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.

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Executive Interviews

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...

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.

Roundtables

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.

SOUTH AFRICA ROUNDTABLE: Airline syndrome

Jun 13, 2018

Our panellists tell us that instead of launching competing national projects, African countries should work together for the sake of a bigger capital market. Chaired by George Mitton in Cape Town.