June 1, 2012

This article was originally published in Arab Times

Following an earlier article in the Financial Times (FTfm supplement) Wendy Guo  and Samuel Lum at CFA Institute’s Asia Pacific Office  and Mandagolathur Raghu, President of CFA Kuwait CFA review the milestones and c...

April 17, 2012

Recently I read an interesting story on salary levels in the GCC region starting from a CEO all the way to the executive secretary. Saudi Arabia tops the list in terms of salary offer followed by Qatar. Kuwait and UAE rank in the middle while Oman and Bahrain rank lowe...

March 19, 2012

This article appeared in Arab Times on 19th March 2012.

For half a century, portfolio managers have been taught that the basis of every solid investment process is an investment policy statement (IPS). The 2008 financial crisis has called this view into question. Follo...

January 29, 2012

This article was originally published in Arab Times

According to a recent survey, an overwhelming majority of members of the CFA Society of the UK believebehavioural analysis is a useful addition to modern portfolio theory but is insufficient to replace it. Following an...

December 1, 2011

This article was originally published in Arab Times

The global market for exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, has doubled in size in just four years to nearly US$1.5 trillion in assets today.  BlackRock, State Street Global Advisors and Vanguard lead the market with a combi...

October 5, 2011

Gulf may witness collateral damage in terms of lower oil prices, say experts


  • Shuchita Kapur

Published Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Global recession is more likely today than an extended period of sluggish growth and high unemployment rates, Bill Gross, founder of...

September 19, 2011

Raghu Mandagolathur, President of CFA Kuwait together with Robert R. Johnson, senior managing director, and Stephen M. Horan, head of professional education content, at CFA Institute review the value of Human capital in the Middle East market.

Diversification is one of...

August 25, 2011

Kuwait AUM to GDP ratio ‘highest’ 

Kuwait Financial Centre S.A.K “Markaz” recently released a report on the GCC Asset Management industry. The report takes an in-depth look at the asset management industry across the GCC in terms of Assets under management (AUM), numb...

August 23, 2011

you can find this Article here

CRAs evaluate security’s risk of default

Credit rating agencies (CRAs) have recently come under intense scrutiny. After watching many highly-rated commercial debt securities become worthless several years ago, markets are now questionin...

August 21, 2011

Article By Gaurav Ghose in Gulf News. you can find here

By comparison with other regions, mutual funds have only a limited presence in the Gulf, owing to a host of factors such as market liquidity and regulation. Clearly, institutional development is needed if this tr...

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