Qatar Report 2011

FootballFunds Global examines the economic, social and cultural developments within Qatar and how they are helping to promote the country’s asset management market.

Yousuf_Al-JaidaFunds 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 future.

HurdlesFunds Global talks to local asset management firms and investment banks about the market in Qatar and how it can be developed to meet international best standards.

Emad_MansourFunds Global talks to Emad Mansour of QFIB about the bank’s plans to bring some much needed variety to the sharia funds market through its partnership with Gulfmena.

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

Paper-planeThe regulatory environment is a key factor for any firm considering new jurisdictions. Funds Global talks to George Pickering and Shaun Swan of the QFCRA about the new rule book, risk-based regulation and a streamlined registration process.

Ian_AndersonIan Anderson, head of tax at the QFC Authority, explains the new taxation regime and what it means for international firms looking to establish asset management operations in the country.

PlatformFunds Global talks to James Sutherland, CEO of Qatarlyst, about the growth of the insurance business in Qatar and what it means for the asset management industry.

LiquidityQatar boasts a state-of-the-art stock exchange but little liquidity at present. Funds Global talks to Mohsin Mujtaba about QE’s plans to bring more participants to the market.

Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Alternative thinking

Mar 16, 2017

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Mar 16, 2017

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Mar 16, 2017

Blockchain aims to radically change the way investors can access funds, says Olivier Portenseigne, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer of Fundsquare.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Open architecture: In need of protection

Mar 16, 2017

Greater efficiency must be embraced to ensure regulatory changes do not destroy choice for fund buyers, says Bernard Tancré of Clearstream.

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Finding managers that can (and do)

Apr 18, 2017

Fabrice Kremer, a fund selector at Banque de Luxembourg Investments, has berated fundamental managers for failing to beat indices, but he remains committed to active funds. He speaks to Nick...

JERSEY INTERVIEW: ‘A steady sort of place’

Mar 21, 2017

The chief executive of Jersey Finance is keen to portray the island as a stable, trustworthy jurisdiction. He talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: The issue is perception

Mar 21, 2017

Our panel discuss tax transparency, the elegance of private placement and why Jersey could do more to promote itself. Chaired by Tom Cowsill in Saint Helier.

ASSET SERVICING ROUNDTABLE: Under pressure

Mar 07, 2017

Funds Europe speaks to leading Luxembourg industry figures about the growing regulatory demands on asset servicers and how to remain profitable in spite of major investments in technology.