investment strategy

Mar 01, 2019

Indian_fabrics_shopUAE-based sovereign wealth fund, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), has partnered with India-based fund manager Kotak Investment Advisors (KIA) on the launch of a distressed fund.

Mar 01, 2019

Ranking_increaseTadawul, Saudi Arabia’s largest stock exchange is expecting between $15 to $20 billion in passive fund inflows for 2019 as a result of the country’s inclusion on two of the world’s leading emerging market benchmarks.

Mar 01, 2019

CryptocurrenciesBahrain has become the first Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) state to publish final rules on the use of crypto-assets.

Mar 01, 2019

Indices_boardNasdaq Dubai has promised that more index-based investment products will be developed in the wake of its recent partnership with index provider FTSE Russell and the launch of the FTSE Russell Saudi Arabia index which will be traded on Nasdaq Dubai.

Mar 01, 2019

AcquisitionUK-based independent financial advisor (IFA) deVere has acquired another UAE-based wealth advisor just two weeks after buying Abu Dhabi-based Prosperity.

Feb 22, 2019

Solar_farmLondon-based energy investment firm Exergy Capital has teamed up with Dalma Capital Management, an alternative investment manager based in Dubai, to launch what they claim is the world’s first sharia-compliant investment fund focused on the energy sector.

Feb 22, 2019

Investor_seminarAE-based broker Menacorp has partnered with the exchange Nasdaq Dubai for an initiative designed to raised local investors’ awareness of capital markets and its expanding opportunities in the region.

Feb 22, 2019

IPOs_downThe number and value of initial public offerings (IPOs) in the Mena region both fell in 2018 as companies deferred their plans to go public.

Feb 22, 2019

Islamic_bankingRating agency Moody’s has forecast that global sovereign and supranational sukuk issuance will reach record levels in the next two years recovering from the decline seen in 2018.

Feb 15, 2019

Dubai_constructionBahrain-based alternative manager Investcorp has announced a joint venture (JV) with Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) to invest in social and core infrastructure projects in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

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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.