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Lloyd George Management (LGM) believes frontier markets offer compelling prospective long-term returns. Sophisticated investors seeking the next emergent asset class may find frontier markets to be a long-term option as part of diversified portfolios.

Our cross-industry panel debated the risks of regulation in the GCC. Could new rules lead to higher costs for the end investor? Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

DohaThe thread of Fed tapering, the challenge of youth unemployment and the promise of African investment were among the issues discussed at FundForum Middle East. George Mitton reports.

Sethi HaulaDuring the Dubai property crisis, about 600 real estate projects were abandoned or stalled. However, the government created initiatives so investors could proceed with their projects.

BrusselsEuropean regulation such as the AIFMD could create opportunities for fund administrators outside Europe. Yet independent firms must work hard to win business from banks. Orlando Crowcroft reports.

SeesawRegulatory pressures are forcing financial companies to take collateral management more seriously. Storme Thompson, of Catalyst Development, makes some predictions for the future.

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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.