ETFs

Apr 05, 2019

Kuwait_city_skylineEuropean independent white-label ETF platform HANetf has announced the debut of its KMEFIC FTSE Kuwait Equity Ucits ETF, which it claims is the first European ETF to offer pure play exposure to Kuwait equities.

Mar 08, 2019

ETFsInvesco’s MSCI Saudi Arabia UCITS ETF has become the largest exchange traded fund offering exposure to the region after raising $315 million in the eight months since its launch in June 2018.

Jan 04, 2019

Cheese_boardFunds Europe’s annual report on the French industry looks at business over the past year, as firms respond to ever-greater pressure on fees and increased competition in an already competitive domestic market.

Jun 22, 2018

ETF_blocksInvesco has launched what it claims is the first exchange-traded fund (ETF) in Europe to offer passive exposure to Saudi Arabia.

Jun 08, 2018

ETFsAssets invested in exchange-traded funds and products (ETFs and ETPs) in the Middle East and North Africa fell 1% to $37.9 billion in April 2018, according to figures from consultant ETFGI.

May 18, 2018

Abu_DhabiADS Investment Solutions, a subsidiary of UAE-based financial firm ADS Securities, is planning to launch an ETF focused on Saudi Arabian equities.

Apr 06, 2018

ETF listingQatar-based asset manager Amwal has listed what it claims is the largest exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the Gulf region.

Mar 10, 2017

ETFsThe Dubai Financial Market, the main stock exchange in the emirate, has launched a platform for transacting in exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Apr 19, 2016

Hendrik-du-ToitIndex funds are so different from actively managed funds they could be considered banking products, says the chief executive of Investec, a South Africa-based asset manager with

Mar 07, 2016

Our panel in Cape Town discussed the move to T+3, the complexity of trade settlement on the continent and the challenges of building a pan-African business. Chaired by Alan Chalmers.

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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.