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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.

Dec 20, 2013

QueueSukuk issuance hasn’t matched 2013’s record level, but the arrival of a new issuers from Nigeria and elsewhere has encouraged investors in Islamic bonds. George Mitton reports.

Dec 20, 2013

zawya-logoAfter rapid equity gains across the region, even in troubled countries such as Egypt, analysts are wondering if investors should expect a correction. Data provided by Zawya.

Dec 20, 2013

Michael-GriffertyGlobal market conditions over the past two years have provided an excellent opportunity for Middle East corporates and government-related entities to issue fixed income. The Gulf Bond and Sukuk Association (GBSA) aims to promote continued access to global capital and to build local markets.

Jul 23, 2013

Only seven funds in the Mena region contain more than $1 billion, yet performance of some equity products, especially in the UAE, has been stellar in recent months.

Mar 06, 2013

Companies in Abu Dhabi have cleaned up their balance sheets and the stock market is growing fast. Asset managers say the UAE capital is a good place to be. Chaired by George Mitton.

Mar 06, 2013

Companies in Abu Dhabi have cleaned up their balance sheets and the stock market is growing fast. Asset managers say the UAE capital is a good place to be. Chaired by George Mitton.

Mar 06, 2013

Donations boxThere may be $270 billion in Islamic endowments in Saudi Arabia alone, much of which is over-exposed to real estate. But Thomas Woods, of Safa Investment Services, says more of this money should be invested in sharia-compliant funds.

Mar 06, 2013

zawya-logoEquity markets have boomed in the first weeks of this year, suggesting regional equity funds are set for good performance.

Mar 06, 2013

Asset servicing firms discuss the confusion caused by UAE funds regulation, the cost barriers in Islamic finance, and why Saudi Arabia is the key to the Mena region. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

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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.