NEWS

Mar 31, 2015

DepatureThe Bank of London and the Middle East (BLME) says its chief executive, Humphrey Percy, will step down on June 11 after nearly nine years in charge of the firm.

Mar 24, 2015

WealthJohannesburg-based Standard Bank has renamed its division that caters to customers with investable assets of at least $1 million.

Mar 24, 2015

GavelA senior UAE-based lawyer has called for the UAE regulator to take heavy enforcement action against listed companies that do not meet corporate governance requirements.

Mar 24, 2015

Handshake 3Deutsche Bank has hired Dr Melhem Melhem, formerly of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as the chief economist of its securities services division in Saudi Arabia.

Mar 10, 2015

Launch-ribbon-cuttingDoha Bank plans to launch an exchange-traded fund (ETF) tracking an index of Qatari equities on the Qatar Exchange.

Mar 10, 2015

Real estate2Real estate remains a hugely popular asset class among wealthy people in the Gulf, with 81% of respondents in a survey saying they plan to increase their real estate investments in

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

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

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...

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

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

Since 2016, Guillermo Ortiz has been a chairman of Latin America’s BTG Pactual. The former central banker of Mexico talks to Nick Fitzpatrick.

Roundtables

Middle East Investor Roundtable 2020: Dimensions of diversification

Investors in the Middle East consider the tools that will be needed to navigate the Covid-19 crisis, the continued appetite for dividend and why it’s all about tech. Chaired by Romil Patel.

South Africa asset management roundtable: Global rebound on ice

Experts discuss the investment implications of the coronavirus pandemic, a delayed rebound in global growth and dealing with South Africa’s energy issues head on. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

South African roundtable: Taking the bull by the horns

Our panel discusses Chinese investment in Africa, financial institutions’ contribution to economic sustainability and regulatory concerns. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

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.