Investment strategy

Jan 05, 2016

Mixed-chartLow oil prices made life hard for investors in Middle Eastern equities last year, with the main regional equity index from index provider S&P falling more than 14%.

May 05, 2015

Oil pumpsA barrel of Brent crude may still cost less than $70 but that has not stopped stock markets in the Mena region posting their highest monthly return since 2009.

Feb 03, 2015

DubaiThe Dubai branch of emerging markets asset manager Duet Group has launched a Ucits version of its three-year-old Mena Horizon fund, which invests in equities in the Middle East and North Africa.

Feb 03, 2015

graph upAverage equity prices across the Middle East rose in January despite the price of Brent crude remaining below $50 a barrel for most of the month.

Jan 14, 2015

Artwork-in-TehranA deal to end sanctions on Iran could unlock billions of dollars of investment into the country, including inflows into Tehran’s attractive stock market. But will it happen? George Mitton reports.

Jan 14, 2015

Emerging marketsEmerging markets remain a lucrative source of return, especially when the health of developed markets is beyond understanding.  This report is from the Investec Global Insights conference, where Funds Global was a media partner.

Jan 14, 2015

DubaiBy opening its stock market to foreigners and building a financial district in Riyadh, could Saudi Arabia seize prominence as the Gulf region’s financial hub? Not for some time, finds Dave Waller.

Jan 14, 2015

Saleem-KhokharFor regional asset managers, the UAE has been the main growth driver in the past year and a half. We asked Saleem Khokhar of NBAD Asset Management about the trends.

Jan 14, 2015

Saleem-KhokharFor regional asset managers, the UAE has been the main growth driver in the past year and a half. We asked Saleem Khokhar of NBAD Asset Management about the trends.

Jan 14, 2015

Our panel discuss the upgrades of Qatar and UAE by MSCI, the opening of the Saudi exchange and why Ucits is a mark of credibility. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

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Executive Interviews

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.

If you build it, they will come

Dec 08, 2016

The UAE's second financial free zone has some new tenants. George Mitton talks to Steve Barnett, financial centre development director.

Roundtables

MIFID II ROUNDTABLE: Europe prepares to rewrite the rules

Dec 08, 2016

The second version of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) has implications for anyone seeking to sell funds in Europe.

ASSET SERVICER ROUNDTABLE: Local is lekker

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.