Turkey has recently been subject to civil unrest, sparked by plans to demolish a park in the centre of Istanbul, the commercial capital of the country, but Emre Akcakmak, portfolio manager at East Capital says the investment fundamentals of the country...
Renaissance Credit, a new microfinance institution in Lagos, Nigeria, has launched on the Temenos T24 platform for Microfinance and Community Banking (MCB), hosted in the cloud on Windows Azure.
Neuberger Berman has appointed Khalid Murgian as managing director, head of MENA, based in Dubai.
HSBC Global Asset Management has made a foray into wealth management in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Fitch has upgraded Casablanca-based BMCE Capital Gestion's asset manager rating to M2+ from M2 to reflect its renewed IT infrastructure having implementated portfolio and risk management solution, Sophis Value.
One year on from the demonstrations in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, managers polled by the UK’s Association of Investment Companies consider the prospects for investing in the region.
As in 2011, asset managers expect politics to keep driving markets in 2012. They discuss how to handle this climate.
OFI MultiSelect BRICA, fonds multigérants principalement investi dans des actions de la zone BRIC (Brésil, Russie, Inde, Chine) élargit son univers d’investissement avec un nouveau continent : l’Afrique.
Hopes that emerging markets can de-couple from their developed counterparts have been disappointed as “risk-off” investors retreat to their domestic base.
North Africa’s private banking networks are expanding in line with the region’s development.
Canada-based fund of private equity funds Sarona Asset Management has set up a new office in Amsterdam and recruited Vivina Berla (pictured) from IMC Asset Management, also headquartered in Amsterdam.
Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild is to target investors in the Middle East having opened a new representative office in Dubai. The expansion has been announced amid speculation that Edmond de Rothschild Group may be selling its London private equity...