Practical analysis for investment professionals


Emerging Trends in Private Equity and Venture Capital in MENA (Video)

Recent news out of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) hasn't been promising as of late. What are some of the emerging trends in private equity and venture capital in MENA? What are some of the challenges? What are some of the most promising investment opportunities?

Insights into Islamic Investment Management from a Charterholder in Jordan

Qutaiba Al-Hawamdeh, CFA, explains the screening process for Shariah-compliant funds and why it's difficult to compare their performance to the performance of conventional securities.

Take 15: Investment Professionals in MENA Favor Political Stability and Good Governance (Video)

Bassem I. Awadallah provides expert commentary on some of the findings of CFA Institute survey of investment professionals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Malik and Awadallah: Economic Fragmentation of the Arab World

Adeel Malik from the University of Oxford and Bassem Awadallah, founder and CEO of Tomoh Advisory, analyse the deep roots of the relative economic failure of the wider Arab world.

Take 15: Economics of the Arab Spring: Is Regional Integration MENA’s Best Option? (Video)

Adeel Malik explains why he thinks regional economic integration and a strong private sector are essential to address the economic challenges, such as youth unemployment, facing the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Arab Spring and Milton Friedman: Is Reducing MENA’s Unemployment a Social Responsibility of Islamic Finance?

There has been much buzz about the potential social impacts of the rise of Islamic finance in the Arab Spring nations. But how do Islamic financial institutions view their responsibility to society?

Take 15: Risks and Opportunities in the MENA Economies (Video)

George Abed, senior counsellor and director for Africa and Middle East at the Institute of International Finance, discusses the economic and political transition taking place among the Arab countries around the Mediterranean and implications for the wider region.

MENA and Arab Spring: Seven Ideas for Economic Progress

Michael O’Sullivan, head of portfolio strategy and thematic research at Credit Suisse, shares seven ideas to spur economic progress in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Take 15: The MENA Economy: One Year after the Arab Spring

Henry T. Azzam shares his views on economic prospects of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region one year after the Arab Spring.

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