EQUITIES

Feb 24, 2017

Indices_boardUAE-based brokerage Al Ramz Capital has become the third market maker for equities and equity futures on Nasdaq Dubai.

Oct 15, 2016

Dividend protectionInsurance industry assets in the UAE rose nearly 17% last year to the equivalent of more than $12 billion.

Oct 08, 2016

Mergers and aquisitions1Egypt's largest asset manager, Beltone Financial, says it has acquired a 60% stake in US-based brokerage Auerbach Grayson for an undisclosed sum.

Aug 30, 2016

Handshake1Mashreq Capital has appointed Christophe Pella as chief executive, replacing Aamir Peracha, who left after about a month in the job.

Jul 12, 2016

Signing dealJeddah-based asset manager Sedco Capital has won a mandate to manage a Middle East equity fund for emerging markets investment firm Milltrust International.

May 31, 2016

ADGM squareEshara Capital, a specialist investment firm focusing on the Gulf region, has launched what it says is the first fund to be managed out of the Abu Dhabi Global Market, a financial free zone established in 2013.

Mar 22, 2016

Egypt mapEgypt's decision to devalue its currency by 14% against the dollar is "a step in the right direction", though a further weakening of the Egyptian pound is likely.

Mar 07, 2016

ColumnsThe lifting of sanctions led to a rush of asset managers hoping to invest money in Iran. But despite the excitement, many hurdles remain. George Mitton reports.

Mar 07, 2016

Head-to-headWith a fragile currency, plunging returns on mining stocks, and fears of a downgrade to ‘junk’ status, there was plenty to discuss when Funds Global visited South Africa. Chaired by George Mitton and Alan Chalmers in Cape Town.

Mar 07, 2016

Paul ClarkPlunging commodity prices and fear of currency devaluations have led to outflows from African equity funds. It’s a shame, says Paul Clark of Ashburton, because today’s market offers a great buying opportunity.

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Executive Interviews

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.

We’ll launch our first equity fund next year

Dec 08, 2016

Not many banks plant olive trees, but the Bank of Palestine has a social mission. It also has ambitious expansion plans, says chairman Hashim Shawa. He talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

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.

ROUNDTABLE: Growing pains

Mar 08, 2017

Our panel in Qatar spoke about frustration with regulators, a shortage of listed companies and plans for a new financial city in Doha. Chaired by George Mitton.