Alternatives

Sep 25, 2020

Dubai heroPreqin, the provider of financial data for the alternative assets sector, has announced the opening of a new office in Dubai.

Jul 30, 2020

Bahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp has successfully closed a $292 million collateralised loan obligation (CLO).

Feb 28, 2020

Real_estateThe sale of a Texas-based property for $29.95 million has capped a successful exit from its real estate investment for Saudi asset manager Sedco Capital.

Jan 17, 2020

Fertility_treatmentAbu Dhabi-based buy-out company Gulf Capital is set to make it second biggest private equity investment after splashing out more than $100 million to acquire a fertility treatment provider.

Jan 03, 2020

The Kuwait Stock Exchange has ended 2019 as the top performer among Mena’s exchange indices finishing the year up more than 32.4%.

Nov 08, 2019

Processor_chipBahrain-based alternative investment firm Investcorp has teamed up with Hong Kong fund manager China Everbright to jointly manage a new fund focused on China’s technology sector.

Nov 01, 2019

EFG International has been granted regulatory approval to open an advisory office in Dubai.

Nov 01, 2019

Bahrain-based Investcorp is set to plough more than half of its $1 billion Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) infrastructure fund on projects in Saudi Arabia.

Sep 20, 2019

Saudi_Arabian_stockSaudi-based alternative asset manager Alkhabeer Capital is to launch an open-ended investment fund that will be floated on the Saudi stock exchange (Tadawul).

Sep 13, 2019

HandshakeColumbia Threadneedle has poached a Franklin Templeton investment director to head up its operations in the Middle East.

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Executive Interviews

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Roundtables

Middle East Investor Roundtable 2020: Dimensions of diversification

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ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

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