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Stephane Battistella, director distribution at AXA IM Qatar

Funds Global talks to Stephane Battistella of Axa IM Qatar about being the first international asset manager to establish its Middle East headquarters in...

Yousuf Al-Jaida, head of asset management at QFCA

Funds Global talks to the QFC Authority’s head of asset management, Yousuf Al-Jaida, about the development of the industry and the plans for the...

NORTH AFRICA: Out of Africa

Over the past decade fund manufacturers, both in the West and Middle East, have created and distributed their own versions of Mena funds. However, most...

HEDGE FUNDS: Catch you if you fall

Mena'€™s fledgling hedge fund industry has an opportunity to prove that absolute-return managers can protect clients from downside risk, finds Nick Fitzpatrick. The eagerly awaited...

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...

MENA FUNDS: Show us the money!

International fund managers expect wealthy individuals in the Mena region to employ funds to gain access to global markets. Yet the same is not...

ROUNDTABLE: All about Mena (part 2)

Asset servicers in the Mena region exist for local managers that want to expand internationally, and for international managers that want access to the...

ROUNDTABLE: All about Mena (part 1)

Asset servicers in the Mena region exist for local managers that want to expand internationally, and for international managers that want access to the...

ISLAMIC ETFs: Slow on the uptake

ETFs have revolutionised the global fund management industry, spawning into a US$1trn business. Yet Islamic ETFs in the Middle East are much slower to...

DEPOSITARY RECEIPTS: Depositaries fuel Mena investments

Depositary receipts are attracting investors to the Middle East, finds Nick Fitzpatrick, who talks to Tarek Elrefai, of BNY Mellon. Certain Mena companies have turned...