Alternatives

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.

Feb 01, 2019

Abu Dhabi-based investment manager AD Global Investors has selected Northern Trust (NT) to provide asset servicing in support of four new Ucits funds domiciled in Ireland.

Nov 02, 2018

Dubai-based investment manager Beco Capital has secured a total of $15 million from International Finance Corporation (IFC), the asset management arm of the World Bank, to support venture capital funds that target Mena-based technology startups.

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Executive Interviews

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

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

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EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: A natural interest in the topic

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Roundtables

Middle East Investor Roundtable 2020: Dimensions of diversification

Investors in the Middle East consider the tools that will be needed to navigate the Covid-19 crisis, the continued appetite for dividend and why it’s all about tech. Chaired by Romil Patel.

South Africa asset management roundtable: Global rebound on ice

Experts discuss the investment implications of the coronavirus pandemic, a delayed rebound in global growth and dealing with South Africa’s energy issues head on. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

South African roundtable: Taking the bull by the horns

Our panel discusses Chinese investment in Africa, financial institutions’ contribution to economic sustainability and regulatory concerns. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

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.