investment strategy

Sep 13, 2019

Egypt_mapEgypt's long awaited sovereign wealth fund will go live in October according to the country's minister of finance.

Sep 13, 2019

Mergers_and_acquisitionsAny concern that investment in Saudi Arabia would be adversely affected by the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the links with crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman appear to be misplaced with the kingdom enjoying a boost in merger and acquisitions and an increase in IPO activity.

Sep 13, 2019

Moody'sFragile investor confidence, a slowing global economy and political risk in the Middle East has increased the risk of a tightening in financing conditions in certain emerging markets, including Mena, according to Moody’s Investor Services.

Sep 06, 2019

BlackRock_branchUS-based BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has opened its office in Saudi Arabia.

Sep 06, 2019

Investment_portfolioThe Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) has teamed up with Dubai-based asset manager Alpen Asset Advisers to launch the Dananeer Fund, a $100 million investment vehicle.

Sep 06, 2019

QatarAventicum Capital Management Qatar (ACMQ), the asset manager jointly established by Credit Suisse and the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), has acquired selected funds and mandates from Qatar-based asset manager, Amwal.

Aug 29, 2019

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has reportedly agreed the terms of a $10 billion loan it is seeking from a number of investment banks.

Aug 23, 2019

Goldman Sachs is contending for a role in the initial public offering of Saudi Arabia’s Aramco in what could be the world’s largest ever listing, with a potential worth of $100 billion.

Aug 23, 2019

A three-year-old competitor of WeWork has achieved unicorn status with the help of the investment arm of Kuwait’s sovereign wealth fund.

Aug 15, 2019

Dubai-based investment manager Shuaa Capital has recorded a $15.3 million net loss for the first half of 2019, which it has put down to the costs associated with its planned merger with Abu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG). The loss contrasts with the $7.16 million profit made in the same period last year.

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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.