investment strategy

Nov 08, 2019

Start-up fundNew York-based venture capital firm Modus Capital has unveiled a $75 million venture fund dedicated to startups in the Mena region.

Nov 08, 2019

Mena inflowsNon-resident capital inflows into the Mena region are forecast to jump by 21% in 2019 – from $165 billion to $200 billion.

Nov 08, 2019

Dubai_real_estateEquitativa, the fund manager that runs Dubai’s biggest real estate fund, has stated its intention to continue its cost-cutting drive after posting its third quarter results and reporting an 81% in net profit.

Nov 08, 2019

Emirates_NBD_buildingThe UAE’s banking system was given a ‘stable’ rating despite the country’s subdued economic growth, according to a recent report from rating agency Moody’s.

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

High-profile investors, fund managers and politicians returned to Saudi Arabia’s flagship investment conference, following the fallout from Jamal Khashoggi’s demise.

Oct 25, 2019

Great_wall_of_ChinaBahrain’s venture capital firm Al Waha has invested an undisclosed sum in Beijing-based MSA Capital, via its fund of funds vehicle.

Oct 25, 2019

StartupMubadala Capital, the Abu Dhabi-based investment company, has launched two funds worth $250 million to focus specifically on startups in the region.

Oct 25, 2019

InvestmentSTV, the Saudi-based venture capital (VC) investor, is reportedly considering launching a second fund worth $500 million in order to capitalise on what it says is growing investor interest in the Mena region’s startup market.

Oct 25, 2019

Asset_allocationMore than half (59%) of Emea investors employing factor strategies are planning to increase their factor allocations in the next three years, according to a new report from fund manager Invesco.

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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.