Monthly Archives: March 2012

Livestream: The Changing Economic and Political Landscape of the Arab Region

Henry Azzam, chairman of the Middle East and North Africa region at Deutsche Bank, discusses the key challenges ahead at the CFA Institute Middle East Investment Conference. Read More

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Arab Spring: Good for the Economy?

Michael O’Sullivan of Credit Suisse argues that regime change can benefit both civil liberties and the economy. Read More

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The Challenges of Private Equity Investing in the Middle East

Political risk is only one of many hurdles. Still, the managing director of Gulf Capital believes the next decade looks promising for investors. Read More

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Roundup: CFA Institute Middle East Investment Conference

Social media highlights from the flagship event in the Middle East for CFA Institute, held 25-26 March 2012 in Doha, Qatar. Read More

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Hedge Fund Returns: Revenge of the Clones

Professor Narayan Naik has devoted the last decade to researching factors that can explain hedge fund performance and appears to have devised a clone that can replicate the performance of hedge fund indices. Read More

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Livestream: Geopolitical Factors for Investors

Watch Pippa Malmgren, president and founder of the Canonbury Group and Principalis Asset Management, present on geopolitical factors for investors at the CFA Institute Middle East Investment Conference. Read More

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Middle East Changes May Cause Initial Economic Pain

Dr George Abed, senior counsellor and director for Africa and the Middle East at the Institute of International Finance, proposes some practical steps for reform in the region. Read More

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Marc Faber: Continuing Financial Crisis Must Be Endured

Marc Faber, editor of “The Gloom, Boom and Doom Report,” believes that the question to be asked over the next decade is not “where will my returns be highest” but “where will I lose the least money?” Read More

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Video: Tamer Bazzari, CFA, on the Key Issues Facing Investment Professionals in the Middle East

In this interview preceding the third annual Middle East Investment Conference, Tamer Bazzari, CFA, CEO of Genero Capital, discusses what he expects to be the key themes. Read More

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The Economics of the Arab Spring

Dr. Adeel Malik, the Islamic Centre Lecturer in Development Economics at the University of Oxford, discusses the economic challenges policy makers will face once the dust settles in the Middle East. Read More

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