Beyond Bulls & Bears

Global Uncertainty Highlights GCC Debt Opportunity
Fixed Income

Global Uncertainty Highlights GCC Debt Opportunity

“While a stable economic backdrop remains supportive for Gulf Co-operation Council’s (GCC’s) debt, perhaps the most significant event for local bonds is the GCC’s inclusion in the J.P. Morgan Emerging Market Bond Index from January 31.” - Dino Kronfol, chief investment officer of Franklin Templeton Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income

Sukuk’s Journey into the Financial Mainstream
Fixed Income

Sukuk’s Journey into the Financial Mainstream

"We consider global sukuk to be a misunderstood asset class. Misconceptions to which sukuk is often subject to include assumptions that sukuk is susceptible to the headline risk associated with oil price volatility, or that it is solely concentrated in a few geographies.” - Dino Kronfol, chief investment officer, Franklin Templeton Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income Strategies

Why GCC Fixed Income Is an Overlooked Asset Class
Fixed Income

Why GCC Fixed Income Is an Overlooked Asset Class

Many investors could be underinvested in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) bonds, according to Dino Kronfol, chief investment officer, Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income. He explains why he believes the fixed income landscape is approaching a turning point—and why more investors may want to consider adding this dynamic asset class to their portfolios.

Behind the Record-Breaking GCC Debt Issuances
Fixed Income

Behind the Record-Breaking GCC Debt Issuances

“Despite a surge in debt issuance from the GCC region, its debt market is by no means saturated. We think it’s a region that is under-represented on the international stage and in which most participants are chronically under-invested.” Dino Kronfol, CIO, Franklin Templeton Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income Strategies.

Vision 2030—Saudi’s Bold Move into the Global Financial Market
Perspectives

Vision 2030—Saudi’s Bold Move into the Global Financial Market

[Vision 2030] is a significant and bold departure from the Saudi Arabia of the past, and we need to acknowledge that it’s a vision from a young leader trying to reposition a nation in the 21st century, giving the country a chance to compete on a global level.

MENA Markets: More Than Just About Oil

MENA Markets: More Than Just About Oil

We believe emotion may have gripped the markets and driven prices lower…a recovery should be in the cards, and likely sooner rather than later.