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...

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...

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. “We don’t...

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. Guillermo Ortiz...

We’ll launch our first equity fund next year

Not many banks plant olive trees, but the Bank of Palestine has a social mission. It also has ambitious expansion plans, says chairman Hashim...

If you build it, they will come

The UAE's second financial free zone has some new tenants. George Mitton talks to Steve Barnett, financial centre development director. The last time Funds Global...

A new direction

The new chief executive of Mashreq Capital talks to George Mitton about fund launches, management style and why he is the right person for...

IRAN INTERVIEW: Getting in quick

Foreigners are said to account for just 0.5% of ownership on Iran’s stock market, but that could soon change if companies such as Griffon...

SOUTH AFRICAN INTERVIEW: The elder statesman

Leon Campher has been a fixture of South Africa’s asset management industry for decades. George Mitton meets the charismatic chief executive of the country’s...

INTERVIEW: Show me the (real) assets

From property to private equity, ‘real asset’ funds are still the preferred choice of regional investors. The US is a key market, says Fred...