Magazine issues»Winter 2015

Experts from among the top asset management firms in the Gulf region discuss their economic forecasts in an environment of low oil prices.

Merlion statueThe Sibos financial messaging conference, held this year in Singapore, was a chance for the industry to mingle and chat about everything from T2S to blockchain technology. George Mitton reports.

Sarah-El-SerafyAsset management activities in Qatar are regulated by several laws. A fund may take the form of a joint stock company, limited liability or limited partnership and must be incorporated in Qatar.

Karine KheirallahKarine Kheirallah talks about integity, the glass ceiling, globetrotting and her love for The Wizard of Oz.

Arab businessmenRegional equity markets fell again in the third quarter. A survey of Middle East fund managers suggests many are planning to cut their allocations to the region, finds Gerard Aoun.

The latest in our partnership with The Third Line, a gallery in Dubai, showcases the work of Hayv Kahraman, an Iraqi-born artist living in California whose work explores the immigrant experience and a yearning to reconnect with her home culture.

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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.