Investec Asset Management has moved to close three of its African focused funds owing to a lack of client demand for the strategies.
ON EMERGING MARKETS
With volatility set to dominate again this year, experts predict which sector or geographical region will surprise on the upside.
ON EMERGING MARKETS
Dalton Strategic Partners fund manager Jenifer Rush adopts adventurous investment style to find ideas within the commodities sector.
Zimbabwean investment company Masawara, which is backed by Neil Woodford in the £18.6bn Invesco Perpetual income funds, has raised $50m towards its capital target since IPO last year.
Sharat Dua, portfolio adviser to the Charlemagne Magna Africa fund, asks why the continent is not attracting investors' money.
Investec has launched an African bond fund for co-heads of fixed income John Stopford and South Africa-based Andre Roux.
Cru investment management founder Jon Maguire cashed in his £150,000 investment in Arch cru just 14 weeks before the fund range was suspended, and while his firm was still promoting the troubled fund to other investors.
AFRICA'S UNTAPPED STORY
MENA: THEN AND NOW
Tom Walker, manager of the Martin Currie Portfolio Investment Trust, discusses how the tragedy in Japan demonstrates just how small the world has become.
Current political turmoil in North Africa will accelerate rather than derail a long-term structural change going on in the region, according to Fadi Al Said, head of Mena investment at ING Investment Management.
The disruption and anti-government protests seen in the MENA region stems from the US Federal Reserve printing money, said Aberdeen's head of global equities, who has moved defensive to protect portfolios from further unrest.
Billionaire investor George Soros has urged Western nations to support revolutions in the Middle East to gain allegiance with new-found democracies.
The re-opening of the Egyptian stock exchange has been further delayed as the exchange head rejects calls to cancel trades placed in the last few days it was open.
Emerging markets firm Charlemagne Capital has launched the Magna MENA fund, which will invest up to 90% in Gulf Co-operation Council regions to play higher oil prices.
SWIP's Richard Dunbar discusses whether the free market will bring prices back from recent highs in time to prevent further economic and political damage.
In line with the global equities markets, 2010 was very forgiving for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with most managers believing the worst is over and now is the time to invest in the region.
Maria Merricks talks to Ghadir Abu Leil-Cooper, manager of the Baring MENA fund, about her outlook for the region.