Winter 2017

Plausible explanations exist for why low-volatility stocks perform better than their high-volatility counterparts.

Abdul-Kadir-HussainAbdul Kadir Hussain, head of fixed income asset management at Arqaam Capital.

Venture_capitalAs Middle Eastern start-ups Souq.com and Careem make headlines, venture capitalists in the region anticipate rapid growth. Philip Dowsett of Morgan Lewis assesses the opportunities and challenges.

Manama_BahrainChanges in financial technology have been transformativE – but historically, fintech has been more of an ambition than a reality in the Gulf. That could soon change, says David Parker of the Bahrain Economic Development Board.

Daniel-DickinsonGlobal market volatility and compliance with ever-changing international regulations are among the main reasons investors are demanding up-to-date data from their investment managers.

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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.