EQUITIES

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.

Oct 26, 2018

Saudi Arabian equitiesGlobal fund managers have withdrawn $650 million from Saudi Arabia’s equity markets in the last week in reaction to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of the country’s rulers who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Turkey.

Sep 28, 2018

Persian gulf statesSaudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait are set to join JP Morgan’s emerging market government bond indices in 2019.

Aug 24, 2018

US-based consulting firm AlixPartners has been appointed to oversee the separation of the Abraaj Growth Markets Health Fund (AGMHF) from the Abraaj Group.

Aug 10, 2018

ManamaBahrain-based private equity firm Investcorp is preparing to make its first direct investments into China and India in the next 12 to 18 months, according to comments made by its co-chief executive.

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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.