Magazine issues

EDITORIAL: Not for the timid

From a foreign policy perspective, the MENA region was once considered predictable. That is no longer true, and investors have taken notice. They cannot...

TURKEY: Will fortune favour the brave?

With its large, vibrant economy and a considerable push on growth, Turkey is woven into the fabric of the emerging markets story, writes Romil...

EXPATRIATES: In for the long haul

New residency rules offer expats in the United Arab Emirates a chance to retire there – but as Indrajit Basu reports, there are strings...

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...

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....

TALKING HEADS: The prospects for 2019

Funds Global MENA asked a range of asset managers for their assessment of the past year and their predictions for the coming 12 months. ATAF...

LEGAL EASE: Lessons from UAE vat

Following in the footsteps of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain will become, as of January 1, 2019, the third Gulf...

INSIDE VIEW: Climate investing is still about performance

With concerns over climate change growing, DWS sought advice from a range of experts. The asset manager’s senior ESG strategist, Murray Birt, explains. Until recently, it...

BEHIND THE BUSINESS CARD: May the best ideas win

Emmanuel Laurina, State Street Global Advisors Job title: Head of Middle East and Africa. Years in the region: Five-and-a-half. What do you consider to be your home...

FRENCH ASSET SERVICING: On the up

After the barrage of regulations precipitated by the financial crisis, France’s three asset servicing giants are at last free to concentrate on gaining new...