Alternatives

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.

Aug 23, 2019

Emerging markets hedge funds have posted industry-leading mid-year results amidst ongoing market volatility.

Aug 15, 2019

Affirma Capital, the newly-formed emerging market private equity (PE) firm, is eyeing up deals between $25 million and $100 million in the Middle East.

Aug 09, 2019

Profits upBahrain-based alternative asset manager Investcorp has recorded a 5% rise in annual profit for the last financial year.

Jun 14, 2019

Multifamily propertiesBahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp has spent $370 million to acquire 11 new US multifamily properties.

Apr 26, 2019

Saudi Arabia has launched an initiative designed to attract international venture capital firms to the kingdom.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

Jan 04, 2019

Amid a fresh wave of American sanctions, Romil Patel spoke to Meysam Hamedi, director of financial markets and instruments at Iran’s Securities & Exchange Organization (SEO).

INTERVIEW: Totally mega

Jun 13, 2018

In 2016, global consulting firm PWC forecast the emergence of five global ‘megatrends’ in the next two decades. Stephen Anderson, its Middle East clients and markets leader, talks about their...

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

Jan 04, 2019

With the MENA region at a tipping point, our panellists talk about economic diversification, the impact of regulation and the delayed Saudi Aramco listing. Chaired by Romil Patel in Dubai.

MENA ROUNDTABLE: ‘The story is about reforms’

Jun 13, 2018

Our cross-industry panel discuss the positive backdrop in Egypt, the Dana Gas controversy and the potential index upgrades of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.