Winter 2017

DogPost-brexit, increasing the powers of European watchdogs to police cross-border finance may threaten the asset management industry’s current distribution system. Mark Latham investigates the proposals.

CheckAs asset managers face further pressure to carry out checks that used to be left to banks, Know-your-customer processes are industrialising. By Fiona Rintoul.

Kuwait’s stock market rose after its government revealed a five-year development plan. Equity performance elsewhere was mixed in the first half of the year, writes Gerard Aoun of Thomson Reuters.

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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.

Roundtables

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.

SOUTH AFRICAN ROUNDTABLE: Spirit of Ubuntu

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.