Executive Interviews

Sep 16, 2014

Mohieddine-KronfolOne of the most important Islamic investments, sukuk has seen rapid issuance recently – and rewarded investors with good returns. We asked Mohieddine Kronfol of Franklin Templeton Investments about the prospects for this asset class.

Jul 09, 2014

Ali-Al-GwaizSaudi investors withdrew from equity funds after a disastrous market crash in 2006. The chief executive of the country’s largest equity manager hopes the trend will soon reverse. George Mitton reports from Riyadh.

Jul 09, 2014

Chirag-ShahThe DIFC’s strategy chief explains the centre’s popularity in the face of high rents, and admits there is a shortage of DIFC-domiciled funds. He meets George Mitton.

Dec 20, 2013

Mark-WattsThe new head of asset management at the National Bank of Abu Dhabi discusses Ucits funds, savvy analysts, and why it’s fair for the UAE regulator to charge unequal fees. By George Mitton.

Sep 06, 2013

David-MarshallThe head of Emirates NBD Asset Management meets George Mitton to discuss international inflows, collaborating with the private bank and suspending the firm’s real estate fund in 2009.

Jul 23, 2013

Shashank-SrivastavaThe man leading Qatar’s efforts to develop a financial industry is at work on more seeding deals of the kind that brought Barclays and Credit Suisse to Doha. Interview by Alan Chalmers, edited by George Mitton.


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.