March 4, 2018

This Article was originally published in The Global Analyst

U.S Stock markets have been one of the best performing developed stock markets since the global financial crisis of 2008. A dollar invested at the beginning of 2009 would now be worth $3 (annualized return of 1...

May 9, 2016

In our day-to-day work we come across several situations where we face severe conflict of interest. If we are in a situation faced with a conflict of interest, ethics demand that we disclose and move away from the situation that creates the conflict. However  if you ar...

December 15, 2015

Does it pay to invest in companies that enjoy high market share? How to measure the effect of market share?

In the online media communications industry, Google has a market share of 40%. Tencent Holdings has a market share of only 7%. Both have created extraordinary wea...

January 4, 2015

Steve Jobs once said "iPhone jobs won’t be coming back to America not because of cheap labour, but because Asian factories produce fast, really FAST, and at a much LARGER scale and FLEXIBILITY.” Is it?

Recently I read up an article titled “Capturing value in global netw...

December 24, 2014

Sometimes, figures speak more than the words. Recently I perused with interest the global aviation traffic (top 50) which revealed several insights about the gap some emerging countries like India faces in the global aviation traffic market place.

The top 50 airpor...

November 13, 2014

Audio Transcript of the Geo Political Risk session of the Euromoney Kuwait Conference, 2014

Moderator: Richard Banks, Euromoney

Speakers: M.R. Raghu, Head of Research, Markaz; Thomas McManus, Managing Director, Lazard Asset Management

Richard Banks (Euromoney): I am joine...

November 11, 2014

In this globalized world, ability to lobby and influence is all too important. No, I am not talking about individuals. Rather the context is national. A simple metric to assess the efficacy of international relations is the number of embassies that a country has overse...

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...

November 1, 2011

This article was originally published in Arab Times

Capital may loathe uncertainty, but in the wake of the sovereign debt crises in the United States and Europe, it is equities that have borne the brunt of the selling pressure compared to heavily indebted countries’ gov...

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