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: 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.