Opinion on Savings and Investments in Middle East and Africa

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Citigroup: future not cloudy in Saudi

Citigroup's [C] existing relationships with Saudi clients will not suffer from the disposal of its 20% stake in Samba Financial as it has a significant retail and investment-banking presence in neighboring Bahrain and the UAE, where Saudis have preferentially held their wealth. Nevertheless, Citigroup needs to ensure it does not let its competitors muscle in on its market share.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Jun 2004
Expert View
Expert View

Hedge funds turn to technology

Traditionally, IT vendors have had limited scope to service the lucrative world of hedge funds, but increasing exposure and regulation are forcing this industry's participants to look to technology to ease some of their pain points. Opportunities for IT vendors are not restricted to the hedge funds industry alone but extend to service providers such as prime brokers and fund administrators.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Sep 2006
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Money managers may be sleepwalking through a significant market downturn

With a sustained economic downturn forecast for 2008-09, many unprepared money managers will be put at risk of losing both their clients and their investment returns. Despite the evidence that major world economies are heading for trouble, the majority of wealth managers seem unconcerned. This will be to their detriment, and to the advantage of those banks that do take action now.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Feb 2008
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CommentWire

UBS: expanding into Saudi Arabia

UBS is further extending its wealth management reach by setting up operations in Saudi Arabia. While instability in the kingdom may continue to be a problem, it remains an important wealth management market, and the complementary investment banking and asset management businesses envisioned by the group will provide a sound basis for building its wealth management operations in the region.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jul 2008
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CommentWire

Exchange traded funds: sunshine on a cloudy day

There remains a glimmer of hope in the asset management industry, even as significant outflows continue from hedge funds, capital protected structured products, property and equity funds. Exchange traded funds, only launched in the US in 1993, now account for almost 40% of all US stock trading volume.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jan 2009
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CommentWire

Money market funds: back in fashion

In the wake of large-scale outflows from money market funds late last year, Datamonitor argued that investors' fears around this fund class were unjustified, and predicted significant movements of cash back into the category. The latest data shows that we were right: money market funds are back in fashion, although they will have to fight for investors' attention during 2009.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jan 2009
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Davos: the tide is turning against tax havens

What the 2009 World Economic Forum meeting in Davos lacked in consensus it certainly made up for in doom-mongering. One clear message came through from world leaders: the need for greater regulation and transparency in the new financial system. Although offshore centers are a thorn in the side of the newly corporative vision, they still have an important role to play in the global financial world.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Feb 2009
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CommentWire

G-20: united we stand, divided we fall

The leaders of Europe's largest economies are united by a fundamental principle: the future health of all economies relies on greater international co-operation. Against a backdrop of conflicting interests and opposing opinions, however, it will be a major task for the European nations heading to the G-20 summit in April to present a united front.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Feb 2009
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Regulators to shine light on dark pools?

The continuing growth of dark pools coincides with regulators' new-found dedication to the cause of transparency, and these conflicting trends will come to a head at some point, with significant impact on the mechanics of trading and execution. However, regulators may be too busy with the more lofty goals of systemic risk to become involved.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Aug 2009
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CommentWire

HSBC: aiming to become a leading ETF provider

HSBC has unveiled its first European exchange traded fund and revealed that it intends to be among the leading providers in this fast growing market within a few years, with businesses across Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Based on market opportunity, with continued growth expected to 2012 and a new receptiveness to the products among wealth managers, the move is a smart one for HSBC.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Aug 2009

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