investment strategy

Nov 30, 2018

US_real_estateBahrain-based alternative fund manager Investcorp has splashed out $311 million to add to its US multi-family property portfolio.

Nov 30, 2018

BlockchainUAE-based Al Hilal Bank has made what it claims is the first sukuk transaction to be processed on the blockchain.

Nov 23, 2018

Dubai_real_estateDubai-based Emirates NBD real estate investment trust (ENBD REIT) has agreed a three-year $75 million Islamic financing scheme with Standard Chartered.

Nov 23, 2018

Shenzhen_cityBahrain is looking to tap into China’s growing investment market by signing a number of memorandums of understanding (MoUs) following a recent trade delegation’s visit to Shenzhen.

Nov 16, 2018

Gulf Cooperation CouncilUAE-based Daman Investments has announced plans to launch a number of new overseas funds designed to give GCC-based investors the “protections of more robust regulatory regimes outside the UAE”.

Nov 16, 2018

Deloitte_buildingA white paper published by Deloitte has called on the Islamic finance market to share their views on developing a common practice for the operation of sukuk instruments.

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.

Nov 16, 2018

credit riskRatings agency Moody’s has painted a mixed picture for credit risk in the Mena region and warned that policy decisions could play a key role in the effect of these risks on the respective financial markets in the region.

Nov 16, 2018

Egyptian_statuesUS-based venture capital firm Modus Capital is to launch in Egypt and develop a Mena-dedicated investment fund.

Nov 09, 2018

Contract_handshakeThe Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is set to buy the landmark London hotel Grosvenor House. A deal has been agreed with the US private equity firm Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp although the price has not been disclosed.

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Executive Interviews

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...

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

Nov 23, 2017

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.

Roundtables

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.

SOUTH AFRICA ROUNDTABLE: Airline syndrome

Jun 13, 2018

Our panellists tell us that instead of launching competing national projects, African countries should work together for the sake of a bigger capital market. Chaired by George Mitton in Cape Town.