Winter 2018

Funds Global MENA asked a range of asset managers for their assessment of the past year and their predictions for the coming 12 months.

Sophie_Weyten-Bruno_Gasparotto-Yijun_LiuFollowing in the footsteps of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain will become, as of January 1, 2019, the third Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) country to introduce value added tax.

FactoryWith concerns over climate change growing, DWS sought advice from a range of experts. The asset manager’s senior ESG strategist, Murray Birt, explains.

Emmanuel_LaurinaEmmanuel Laurina, State Street Global Advisors

HandshakeAfter the barrage of regulations precipitated by the financial crisis, France’s three asset servicing giants are at last free to concentrate on gaining new business. Mark Latham reports.

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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.