Articles on Insight Discovery

May, 2017

Central Bank turns attention to complaints of mis-selling investment products | The National

Fresh blow hits UAE insurance providers, as Central Bank cracks down | International Investment

UAE Central Bank stops sale of savings/investment and Takaful/Insurance products | CPI Financial


April, 2017

UAE Insurance Authority to offer investors better protection with more stringent regulations | The National

UAE banking merger could be just the start | Arabian Business


February, 2017

High costs of fixed-term savings plans means lost trust in financial advisers must be rebuilt a step at a time | The National

The Money Roundtable: Do long-term savings products serve their customers or their sellers? | The National


December, 2016

Client losses at top of Dubai advisers 2017 concerns: report | International Investment


October, 2016

What IFAs want: A minority of IFAs are upbeat about the RDR | Money Marketing


September, 2016

WEALTH WATCH: The odd couple: adviser and supplier | Business Day Live

Industry changing rules on UAE funds get official green light | International Adviser

SA’s financial advisers: improving efficiency – but how, exactly? | Money Marketing


August, 2016

South Africa’s financial advisers: improving efficiency- but how, exactly? | FA News

How SA’s financial advisers improve efficiency | Invest SA

UAE plans to impose fund registration fees on life products | International Adviser


May, 2016

The Key Questions Asked About Saudi Arabia’s $2 Trillion Fund | Bloomberg

How to make a fortune in the Middle East | Arabian Business


April, 2016

Can Abu Dhabi’s new financial free zone compete? | Arabian Business

End of Service Benefits, an inconvenient truth | Insurance MENA

The Gulf’s Sovereign Dilemma | Feature Economy

Discussion on end of service benefits | Zawya

Middle East companies not setting aside enough money for end of service benefits, study asserts | The National

83% of MidEast companies don’t set aside assets for end-of-service benefits – survey | Arabian Business

Reform end-of-service liabilities, survey finds | Gulf News

Advisers must ‘upskill’ for ME retirement liability issue | International Adviser

140pc surge seen in average end of service benefit payment | Khaleej Times

Green Light For End Of Service Benefit Overhaul | Al Press

US dollar beefs up the UAE dirham | The National


February, 2016

Spate of broker licences sparks hope in UAE | International Adviser

What really matters to advisers in 2016? | Money Marketing


October, 2015

Dubai, Qatar stocks to outperform other emerging market peers | Gulf News

Regulate to accumulate: 9 out 10 professionals say crackdown on unregulated schemes | Zawya

Middle East advisers call for action on unregulated schemes | International Adviser

Mena advisers want greater oversight, finds Insight Discovery | Mena FM

If Saudi can’t make a buck from oil then… | Macrobusiness  


September, 2015

Saudis pull as much as us70b from markets | Financial Review

Real nightmare | 361 Capital

Saudi Arabia withdrew billions, estimates show | Saudi Arabia News

Saudi Arabia seen cutting funds held with asset managers | Expert Investor Europe

Saudi Arabia | China Times

Saudi Arabia withdrew billions, estimates show | Egypt News

This ‘wall of money’ is collapsing – that’s bad news for markets | MoneyWeek

Saudi Arabia withdrew billions, estimates show | Taipei Times

Saudi Arabia Withdraws Billions Of Dollars From Asset Managers To Cut Deficit From Falling Oil Prices | International Business Times

Saudis pull as much as $US70b from markets | The Sydney Morning Herald

Arabia Withdraws $70b to Plug Deficit | Financial Tribune

Saudi Arabia has withdrawn billions from markets, Government & Economy | The Business Times

Saudi Arabia seen cutting funds held with asset managers | EIE

Saudi Arabia withdraws $70 billion from markets to plug deficit | The National

Saudi Arabia withdraws over $70bn in overseas funds |

Saudi Arabia is facing a cash crunch | Money CNN

SAMA | Sputnik

SAMA | Fortune Turkey

SAMA | Money UDN

SAMA | Wall Street (Italy)

Saudi withdraws | AFR

Saudi withdraws | Money Week

Saudi cuts asset management managers | International Adviser

Saudi | FT Alphaville

Saudi withdraws | CNBC

Saudi withdraws billions | Bloomberg

Saudi | Oil & Gas 360

Saudi withdraws | Business Financial Post

Saudi withdraws | Khaleej Times

Saudi withdraws | Finanzen 100

Saudi withdraws | Times of change

Saudi withdraws | Irish Independent

Saudi Arabia withdraws overseas funds | FT


August 2015

South Africa Investment Panorama | Money Marketing


June, 2015

Too many investment banks in the GCC?

Financial advisers analyse their industry

South Africa’s financial services industry is advanced

Landmark South African research study- radio interview

South Africa bans commission to IFAs


April, 2015

South Africa Investment Panorama launched

Insight Discovery launches South Africa Investment Panorama

South Africa Investment Panorama


March, 2015

DFSA probe- private banking

Survey says UAE job market is bouncing back

Resist urge to spend

Some UAE residents own eight credit cards

Abu Dhabi Global Markets


January, 2015

Number of advisory firms exceeds expectations


December, 2014

Giving SMEs the opportunity to vent their concerns

Major new survey of key issues facing SMEs

International Adviser- leading publication according to Insight Discovery

GCC financial markets grow


November, 2014

Financial advisers plan to desert the Gulf


October, 2014

Be careful when investing


September, 2014

Interview with CEO of Insight Discovery

How many advisers are there in the GCC?


July, 2014

Rich pickings for private banks


May, 2014

Expo 2020: Game changer


April, 2014

Expo 2020 article- Insight Discovery is the region’s leading research company


Pain & gain- Saudi news

Dubai Expo 2020 seen as a game changing event

UAE residents believe Expo 2020 will boost prosperity in the State


March, 2014

Majority of UAE residents expect Expo 2020 to have positive impact


January, 2014

Stretching it out


December, 2013

Emerging financial centres show competition between law and lifestyle

Affluent Gulf craves more financial advice


November, 2013

UAE expats splashing out, survey based on an Insight Discovery study

Private banking requires more than a savile row suit and a posh accent


October, 2013

Advisers endorse concept of a new trade body


September, 2013

New UAE survey

Expats in UAE save less than in Asia

Western expats in UAE like their luxury

UAE Western Expats spend heavily on luxury items

HK based Western Expats most conservative towards savings

UAE’s western expats: risk averse big spenders, suggests survey

Middle East bonanza for fund managers

MSCI upgrade to attract huge investment in Qatar

Fund distributor fees to be introduced in the UAE

UAE and Qatar upgrades to boost MENA funds business

On vocation no longer…


May, 2013

And the winner is…


November, 2012

An over-advised UAE?


October, 2012

Concerns over SCA regulations

GCC opportunities for asset management companies


September, 2012

Saudi CMA gets tough on service providers


July, 2012

Pension style scheme earns Emirates praise

Radio interview- Beyond End of Service Benefit

Combined liabilities of GCC employers set to rise

UAE pension reform to benefit local service providers


May, 2012

Power 50 Service Providers- Insight Discovery recognised as a ‘Rising Star’

Interview with H.E. Sheika Lubna Al Qasimi


March, 2012

More needed to be done to attract women into financial services

Uphill struggle attracting Emirati women into the banking sector

What’s in your wallet?

SME pulse: the way ahead


February, 2012

SME utopia?

Advisers upbeat on SCA regulations

80% of IFAs support expatriate pension scheme

Big obstacles facing SMEs

More can be done to support SMEs


December, 2011

Wealth management & investor services in the Gulf (pages 9-12)


November, 2011

State of emergency

Advisers planning emerging markets allocation rise

Franklin Templeton eyes resurgence

UAE expat pension scheme to be stand-alone entity  


October, 2011

UAE mulling rollout of expatriate pension scheme

Down but not out

Video on Middle East Investment Panorama 2011

Video on EmPulse, innovative online management tool

Retail asset management industry in nascent state

Gulf expatriates failing to save for retirement


September, 2011

Middle East ‘worth a look’

Big financial market- but just how large?


Aug, 2011

The shape of things to come


May, 2011

More effective rules needed to rein in financial cowboys

Middle East still attractive for international asset management companies

Proposed regulations will damage UAE funds industry finds poll


April, 2011

Make the most of membership and taste the good life


January, 2011

Emerging markets most popular in MENA region


December, 2010

Gulf experts eye emerging markets


November, 2010

Proof of life in the Emirates without the expat package


October, 2010

Hedgies lose in Middle East

Market research vital for industry growth

UAE top choice for firms


September, 2010

A name change can result in a huge turn of fortune


May, 2010

Invesco report says Gulf investors keen on emerging markets