Category Archives: Investment Topics

Drop in Oil Price Is Structural Not Cyclical Says Fereidun Fesharaki

At the 2015 CFA Institute Middle East Investment Conference, energy expert Fereidun Fesharaki argued that the major drop in oil price is good for the global economy but bad for oil exporting countries. Read More

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Why Demographics Are Core to Understanding Growth and Financial Markets

There is opportunity to exploit a gigantic demographic dividend — but it is accompanied by many avoidable threats and risks. Read More

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Investors: Learn to Make Better Decisions

Behavioural finance coach, Paul Craven, shares practical measures investment professionals can take to address their behavioural biases at the 2015 CFA Institute Middle East Investment Conference in Kuwait. Read More

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Geopolitics Comeback and a New Great Game

Philippa Malmgren, president and founder of DRPM Group, calls for investment professionals to return geopolitics to the forefront of the landscape at the 2015 CFA Institute Middle East Investment Conference in Kuwait. Read More

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Middle East Market Sentiment Survey: Equities to Have Highest Total Return in 2015

Ahead of the 2015 Middle East Investment Conference in Kuwait on 10 February 2015, CFA Institute conducted their fifth annual Middle East Market Sentiment Survey. Read More

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With China Slowing, Can Asia Still Be the World’s Growth Engine?

With recent report that China’s growth disappointed in 2014, some financial professionals have concerns about economic growth in Asia. A broader view of the entire region yields important insights. Read More

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Developing Strategic Plans for the New Reality — In the Middle East and Beyond

In Kuwait, the complexities of changing economic models and shifting priorities emphasize the challenges of investing in new realities. Read More

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Investing in New Realities: Commodities, Disruptive Megatrends, and State Capitalism

Selections from CFA Institute Conference Proceedings for investment professionals ready to re-consider new investing realities by engaging with the latest thinking on global economics, frontier markets, innovative investment techniques and disruptive industry trends. Read More

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Little Market Reaction in a World of Risk

Old geopolitical risks have been replaced by new ones, but Nouriel Roubini sees financial markets largely unaffected. Read More

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GIC’s Russell Read, CFA, on the Alpha and Beta of Commodities Investing

Commodity strategies have a major and multidimensional role to play in a diversified portfolio — especially for investors in the MENA region. Read More

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