Financial prospects are turning more positive in the Gulf, but investors still face significant challenges, says Fadi Al Said of ING Investment Management in Dubai.
The focus will be on managers that originate from Asia and the Middle East.
Deutsche Bank''s former chief executive for Asia-Pacific is shifting to Dubai to develop the bank''s business.
Ohio law firm Squire Sanders becomes the latest to follow its clients to Shanghai.
Leonard Wei leaves JPMorgan to join Standard Chartered in the role of head of syndications for North East Asia.
The move lifts Bank of East Asia''s asset base above the $20 billion threshold required by Beijing for foreign banks to establish new branch offices on the mainland.