Trading

Sep 06, 2013

When delegates arrive at the annual banking transactions conference, Sibos, which is held this year in Dubai, what will they discuss? Funds Global asked senior executives at top firms to share their views.

Sep 06, 2013

zawya-logoRegional markets are reaping the benefits of a recovery in trading volumes in the US and Europe, says the Zawya team of analysts.

Jul 23, 2013

Omanian flagOman is trying to improve conditions for local people by imposing minimum wages and workforce quotas, while dealing with dwindling energy resources. George Mitton reports

Jul 23, 2013

FamilyWith mutual funds in the region struggling to attract sales, many asset managers have turned to offering discretionary portfolio management to family offices. Martin Morris reports.

Jul 23, 2013

Asset managers in the Qatari capital discuss the dangers of moral hazard, the prospect of privatisation and a profit squeeze on their managed accounts business. Edited by George Mitton.

Jul 23, 2013

Asset managers in the Qatari capital discuss the dangers of moral hazard, the prospect of privatisation and a profit squeeze on their managed accounts business. Edited by George Mitton.

Jul 23, 2013

Arwa-HamdiehThe United Arab Emirates is moving towards a “twin peak” regulatory model, with the Central Bank to become a prudential regulator and the Securities and

Mar 06, 2013

CoinsThe historic centre of the Arab world is undergoing a fraught transition to democracy. Is Egypt a compelling investment opportunity or ‘a basket case’? George Mitton reports.

Mar 06, 2013

Oriental-mosaicIslamic investing has been around for a number of decades, and in recent years this market has seen significant growth.

Mar 06, 2013

Faysal BadranThe biggest asset manager in Saudi Arabia could benefit if the country opens up its capital markets. But chief investment officer Faysal Badran says he has ways to target international investors if it does not. George Mitton reports.

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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.