investment strategy

Feb 23, 2018

Approved1The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has granted an asset management licence to Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) Capital making it one of the first authorised venture capital asset managers in the UAE.

Feb 23, 2018

Africa_mapAfrica’s largest private alternative investment manager, Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI), has hired Zomunoda Chizura as the head of its impact funds team.

Feb 23, 2018

SoftBank_branchMumtalakat, Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund, is considering investing in a private equity fund of SoftBank, a Japanese multinational.

Feb 23, 2018

Islamic_bankingThe largest Islamic bank in the UAE, Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), has celebrated the listing of a $1 billion sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai by ringing the exchange’s market opening bell.

Feb 16, 2018

Islamic_dealThe Central Bank of Oman and the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together on the supervision of firms operating in both markets.

Feb 16, 2018

Kenya_schoolAlternative asset management advisory firm Investbridge Capital has helped to arrange a $20m investment by conglomerate Dubai Investments into Africa Crest Education Holdings (ACE).

Feb 09, 2018

Solar_panelsSaudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is reportedly in talks to acquire a 10% stake in Saudi energy firm Acwa Power International, according to a report in Bloomberg.

Feb 09, 2018

BitcoinThe United Arab Emirates’ financial regulator has warned investors about the risks of cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings (ICOs) following a volatile few weeks for cryptocurrencies.

Feb 09, 2018

Healthcare1Dubai-based private equity firm Abraaj Group has denied accusations that it misspent funds intended for a number of healthcare projects in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

Feb 09, 2018

Lenovo_logoBahrain’s sovereign wealth fund, Mumtalakat Holding Company, has partnered with US-based Sentinel Real Estate Investment Corporation to acquire the US campus of computer manufacturer Lenovo.

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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.