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Strategy is the key to success in the GCC

To be successful in the Gulf, global asset managers must understand that strategy outcompetes speed or scale, argues Paul Doyle of Fiera Capital* Though we...

Qatar stocks rise with oil; Saudi index declines

As oil prices rise due to significant production cuts by top producers, Qatar's stock market rebounded Sunday, with its primary index (.QSI) up 0.2%. Leading...

The crypto market on the cusp of adoption

Designed as a payment tool, cryptocurrencies have attracted the interest of asset managers as the promise of returns is so high.  Cryptocurrencies are naturally becoming...

The Middle East is central to global ESG development

Middle Eastern investors may have traditionally focused on governance, but they are increasingly turning their attention to the economic and social aspects of responsibly...

Inside view: Opportunities in Middle Eastern Debt

Oman and Bahrain, two high-yielding Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, present compelling growth opportunities, writes Daniel Wood of William Blair Investment Management. Each being high...

Emerging markets: A story that still has substance

Emerging economies were seen as one of the most promising markets for investors, yet they have struggled for a decade. Their success in confronting...

Weather and mood make financial advice appear almost “totally random”

Behavioural finance experts have found financial advisers can give “remarkably different” advice from each other to the same clients based on factors including sleep...

Could central bank digital currencies affect crypto investments?

Ulrik K Lykke, executive director at alternative investment fund Ark36, asks whether the rise of central bank digital currencies could affect crypto asset investments. Central...

Watch: ESG in Focus at The Network Forum

Funds Europe’s International and ESG Editor, Romil Patel, moderated The Network Forum’s ESG panel discussion at its 2021 Africa Meeting. Panellists looked at the big...

Islamic investors seek sustainable Shariah-compliant funds

To what extent are Shariah and sustainable investing aligning – and how far can it go? Tanya Ashreena reports. When Schroders announced the launch of...

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