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: Investing for income

May 17, 2017

Portfolio Manager Thomas Kruse examines the findings from Pioneer Investments’ survey on income investing and outlines ways of achieving a target income.

SPONSORED ARTICLE: A radical solution to KYC concerns

May 17, 2017

The 1MDB affair shows that lax know-your-customer and due-diligence procedures are a major risk, says Paolo Brignardello, head of product management and marketing, Fundsquare. New solutions are...

SPONSORED FEATURE: AIFMD - What does Brexit mean?

Apr 18, 2017

An open discussion between funds industry experts and initiated by SGG Luxembourg took place in London to examine  the implications of Brexit for UK fund managers marketing to the EU.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Luxembourg fund reporting – CRS vs FATCA

Apr 18, 2017

Luxembourg funds need clear procedures for CRS compliance, writes Andrew Knight, Partner at M Partners, a member of the Maitland network of law firms.

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

MARKETING & BRANDING ROUNDTABLE: It’s about aspiration

May 17, 2017

With such an intangible product, it can be hard for asset managers to communicate what they do. Having personality and connecting with customer aspirations may be the key, our branding roundtable hears.

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.