Qatar Report 2011

FootballFunds Global examines the economic, social and cultural developments within Qatar and how they are helping to promote the country's asset management market.

Yousuf_Al-JaidaFunds Global talks to the QFC Authority's head of asset management, Yousuf Al-Jaida, about the development of the industry and the plans for the future.

HurdlesFunds Global talks to local asset management firms and investment banks about the market in Qatar and how it can be developed to meet international best standards.

Emad_MansourFunds Global talks to Emad Mansour of QFIB about the bank's plans to bring some much needed variety to the sharia funds market through its partnership with Gulfmena.

Stephane_BattistellaFunds Global talks to Stephane Battistella of Axa IM Qatar about being the first international asset manager to establish its Middle East headquarters in the country.

Paper-planeThe regulatory environment is a key factor for any firm considering new jurisdictions. Funds Global talks to George Pickering and Shaun Swan of the QFCRA about the new rule book, risk-based regulation and a streamlined registration process.

Ian_AndersonIan Anderson, head of tax at the QFC Authority, explains the new taxation regime and what it means for international firms looking to establish asset management operations in the country.

PlatformFunds Global talks to James Sutherland, CEO of Qatarlyst, about the growth of the insurance business in Qatar and what it means for the asset management industry.

LiquidityQatar boasts a state-of-the-art stock exchange but little liquidity at present. Funds Global talks to Mohsin Mujtaba about QE's plans to bring more participants to the market.