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About Matein Khalid

Matein Khalid

Matein Khalid is Chief Investment Officer of Asas Capital in the DIFC; he is responsible for global investment strategy and the development of the multi family office platform. He has worked in Wall Street money centre banks, securities firms and hedge funds in New York, London, Chicago and Geneva. In addition, he has been an advisor for royal investment offices in the Gulf for 8 years. Mr Khalid has four degrees in finance, economics, banking and international relations from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a director at the American College of Dubai and has taught MBA level courses in commercial/investment banking at the American University of Sharjah and British University of Dubai. He writes the Global Investing columns for Khaleej Times, Gulf Business and Oman Economic Review.


Recent Posts by Matein Khalid:
Global Investing: Risk is a four letter word – but then so is ruin! As a feared, US dollar short term rates have begun to rise, as the rise in LIBOR and even EIBOR in the past few months attests.

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Market View – Federal Reserve embraced a tight money policy last week Foreign exchange reserves are $10 billion or two months import cover and external debt is $97 billion

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Currencies – King Dollar devastates emerging markets currencies The British pound fell below 1.30 last week as investors were horrified by another Tory revolt

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Market View – Barclays, Big Bang and the City of London When will Barclays rerate? Not now.

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Macro Ideas – Time to go bottom fishing on the Bosphorus for Turkish shares? Free fall in the Turkish lira and sovereign debt

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A lowdown on the Abraaj Capital saga US fund Colony Capital had earlier agreed to buy some of its key funds

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​​​GCC Focus – Saudi Arabia and the new economics of crude oil The impact of the Saudi oil policy shift in real time on my Bloomberg screen

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Strategy ideas and macro risks in the Indian stock market The emerging markets convulsions in May were compounded by the political shock for the BJP in Karnataka

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Market View – Will a shift in OPEC and Russian output policy mean $56 Brent? Emerging market currencies and industrial commodities suggests a deflationary chill

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Market View – The coming emerging markets meltdown The world is on the brink of yet another emerging market meltdown whose twin epicenters are now Istanbul’s Bosphorus and the Argentine pampas

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