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Individual wealth in Mena to double over 10 years

The average wealth per person in Saudi Arabia is set to increase by 105% in the next ten years, according to recently published research. The...

A growing universe of emerging market debt

Emerging market debt (EMD) is often considered a homogenous block, but within this seemingly uniform landscape lies a very large opportunity set. Understanding the...

Securities lending players must choose partners carefully

The MENA region is home to some of the largest asset owners who are now deepening access to international markets – including through securities...

Regulatory expertise vital as African managers eye Europe

There’s no doubt that Africa has been seen increasingly as an attractive prospect for inbound investment in recent years, with investors seeing real potential...

The paradox of low volatility

Plausible explanations exist for why low-volatility stocks perform better than their high-volatility counterparts. In college finance courses, we are taught about the risk-return trade-off where...

SPONSORED FEATURE: A permanent presence

Aberdeen Asset Management has set up its first Middle East office in the newly established Abu Dhabi Global Market. Andrew Paul, senior executive officer,...

SPONSORED FEATURE: The emerging opportunity

A recent sovereign bond issue from Saudi Arabia underlines the appeal of emerging market investing. What must investors consider when allocating to this asset...

SPONSORED PROFILE: The promise of Saudi equities

The Saudi authorities' decision to open the country's stock market to direct foreign investment will be a boon for regional investors, says Reda Gomma...

SPONSORED PROFILE: Allocating by future growth

Most wealth managers are stuck in the past, says Gary Dugan of NBAD. He says investors should forget about the US and Europe and...

SPONSORED PROFILE: Safety in the Citi

Citi's investment in its Middle East and North Africa custody and asset servicing business, which supports investors'€™, intermediaries'€™ and fund managers'€™ operations, is showing...