Le Temps (23.10.2017) - The great wave of regulation following the 2008 crisis has been driven by the laudable aim of increasing transparency and client protection. However, it has also encouraged behaviour that favours passive investment at the expense of absolute returns.
Khaleej Time - Many will find it a bit of a mystery that Saudi Equities still do not form part of the most important international benchmarks. Despite solid macro-economic credentials, a market that has outperformed Emerging and Global Equities for the past 20 years is still kept out by major index providers.
The current market environment is contradictory to some extent. Economic activity remains strong, with firm, synchronised growth across all geographical zones, and inflation is neither too high nor too low, allowing central banks to take a very gradual approach when bringing their monetary policies back to normal.