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World-class technology holds the key to Saudi Arabia’s successful transformation

As we discussed in our previous blog posts (“The transformation of Saudi Arabia” and “IPOs, PIF and PPPs: It All Spells Opportunities for Financial Institutions”), the Saudi government is responding to its over-reliance on hydrocarbons and what has been a

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Posted in EMEA, Global, Technology, Traditional and Alternative Asset Management

GCC Advisers Face ‘Year of Reckoning’ in 2017

An industry under stress. Financial advisers in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are facing challenging times ahead, according to Insight Discovery’s latest Middle East Investment Panorama report[1]. It’s an environment in which nearly all players expect to have to revamp

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Posted in EMEA, Trends, Wealth Management

The Secret to Health, Wealth and Happiness

Forget diet, exercise or compound interest. For wealth managers, the single most important factor in your long-term health and success may well be high quality data management. What hope would you have of making reasoned trading decisions, enhancing performance or

Posted in Advent Software, EMEA, Region Africa, Region Europe, Region Middle East, Wealth Management

Opportunities Beckon Under Saudi Market Strategic Plan

Exciting changes are afoot for Saudi Arabia’s capital market. As I highlighted in a previous post, the long-hoped for move to allow direct foreign investment for the first time promises to be a real landmark development. But this is just

Posted in Advent Software, EMEA, Region Africa, Region Europe, Region Middle East

Saudi Market Opening Offers Golden Opportunities

The long wait is over … almost. Reports indicate that by April eligible foreign institutional investors will be allowed to start trading directly in listed shares on Saudi Arabia’s local Tadawul stock market. To date, foreign investors have been restricted

Posted in Advent Software, EMEA, Region Africa, Region Europe, Region Middle East

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