Articles


  1. Insurance Carriers Riding with Uber

    Recent IPOs of companies such as Uber and Lyft highlight the growth experienced by ridesharing companies. However, these companies face incremental risks and cost of insurance to provide cover for their drivers and passengers. In ...read more

  2. Emerging Mobility Trends in Middle East

    Middle East Automotive Industry Undergoing Major Transformation: The global automotive industry is in the midst of a revolution, and the Middle East (ME) is no exception to it. Megatrends, such as shared mobility, electrification, connectivity ...read more

  1. Hair Care Preparations

    Hair care encompasses the overall maintenance of the health and hygiene of hair. Rising consumer income and changing lifestyle drive growth in the hair care market. The hair care market was estimated at $66 billion in 2010, ...read more

  1. Investing in Saudi’s Consumer Staples

    Consumer Staples, prized for their slow but steady growth in investment portfolios, are generating higher alpha than ever before.They’ve not only been more resilient to the usual market headwinds but also have tremendous p ...read more

  2. Dubai – A Rising Star of Medical Tourism

    A number of significant investments as well as several favorable factors have made Dubai a medical tourism hotspot in the GCC region.In November 2013, the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) chose Dubai as the host ...read more

  3. Fiscal Deficit Overview in the GCC

    A sustained slump in oil prices has eaten into the fiscal buffers that GCC countries built up over years of plentiful oil revenues.While the region witnessed an acute deterioration in its external and fiscal ...read more

  1. What 2017 Looks Like for Indian Start-up Valuations

    India’s start-up ecosystem savored 2015. Several dominant consumer driven tech-startups (such as e-commerce portals, food-tech sites, online marketplaces, and aggregators) enjoyed soaring valuations. 2016 was another story however. Although plenty of bright ideas and big dreams w ...read more

  1. Smart Beta — Innovation, Meet Opportunity

    The tech bubble wiped out an estimated $30 trillion of wealth. The credit crisis that followed soon after further shook investor confidence in the markets. As a result, investors shifted from active management and hedge funds ...read more

  2. Robo-Advisors — Innovation in a Time of ETFs

    Automated solutions can now provide investment advice at costs ranging between 0.15% - 0.50% as compared to the usual 1% fee that traditional investment advisors charge. What started off as experiments in providing low-cost investment advisory tools ...read more