Spring 2015

Oil barrelOil is cheap, but for how long? And can the Gulf economies take the pain? George Mitton reports.

John-SfakianakisEmerging markets specialist Ashmore chose to establish its first Middle East office in Riyadh. George Mitton talks to John Sfakianakis, regional director.

CairoPrivate equity activity is still far from the exuberant pre-financial crisis days, but reports of a handful of big deals, and improved governance standards, give investors hope. Orlando Crowcroft reports.

South AfricaAs growth in their home market slows, South African asset managers are hoping to raise funds from the rest of the continent. But they face competition from Middle Eastern and global players, finds Dave Waller.

Al-MarajThe governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain says new rules on pay are fair, admits he is worried about Bitcoin, and promises more bank mergers in the coming year. George Mitton reports.


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.