EQUITIES

Feb 08, 2019

Nasdaq Dubai has signed an agreement with index provider FTSE Russell to launch derivatives based on FTSE’s Saudi Arabia equity indexes.

Jan 25, 2019

Private_equity_searchThe Mena region’s private equity sector look set to face another challenging year following the slow fundraising that characterised the last 12 months.

Jan 25, 2019

Latin_AmericaAbraaj Group, the Dubai-based buyout firm, has found a buyer for its Latin American private equity business.

Jan 18, 2019

Private_equityBahrain-based alternative manager Investcorp has teamed up with UK private equity firm Coller Capital to form a $1 billion European private equity portfolio.

Jan 04, 2019

Cappadocia_TurkeyWith its large, vibrant economy and a considerable push on growth, Turkey is woven into the fabric of the emerging markets story, writes Romil Patel.

Jan 04, 2019

Funds Global MENA asked a range of asset managers for their assessment of the past year and their predictions for the coming 12 months.

Jan 04, 2019

Cheese_boardFunds Europe’s annual report on the French industry looks at business over the past year, as firms respond to ever-greater pressure on fees and increased competition in an already competitive domestic market.

Dec 07, 2018

Contract_handshakeDubai-based investment manager has teamed up with London-based Mena Capital to develop a number of new equities offerings.

Nov 30, 2018

Mena’s private equity (PE) market is in danger of losing the deal momentum it has gradually built up in the last decade following the financial crisis, according to a report from Fitch Solutions.

Nov 16, 2018

licence approvalThe UAE’s securities watchdog has issued Allied Investment Partners (AIP) with a number of licences allowing it to offer a range of investment services.

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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

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...

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

Rasmala’s trade finance fund recently passed $100 million in assets. Doug Bitcon, head of credit strategies, explains why he has to be hands-on.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: A natural interest in the topic

Since 2016, Guillermo Ortiz has been a chairman of Latin America’s BTG Pactual. The former central banker of Mexico talks to Nick Fitzpatrick.

Roundtables

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.

MENA ROUNDTABLE: ‘The story is about reforms’

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.