investment strategy

Oct 18, 2019

MoscowThe Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is set to plough more than $1.3 billion into the UAE via 10 deals signed with investment partners from the Gulf state, including Mubadala Investment Company.

Oct 11, 2019

Aramco IPOThe most anticipated flotation in recent memory is reportedly back on after a series of postponements. The IPO of Saudi Arabia’s state oil producer Aramco is set to be officially announced at the end of October according to multiple reports.

Oct 11, 2019

HandshakeUAE-based investment manager Mubadala Capital has added three senior executives to its European leadership team.

Oct 11, 2019

InvestmentOmani asset manager Sohar International has entered into a strategic alliance with EFG International, a private Swiss bank that will see the two join efforts in promoting their investment products.

Oct 11, 2019

Start-upDubai-based venture capital (VC) firm Beco Capital has raised $100 million after closing its second fund.

Oct 04, 2019

GCC countriesFunds domiciled in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) enjoyed net inflows of $2.5 billion in the first half of 2019 according to a report from financial markets data vendor, Refinitiv.

Oct 04, 2019

ESG investmentsMore than two-thirds (67%) of sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East have an environmental, social and governance policy (ESG), according to a survey conducted by fund manager Invesco.

Oct 04, 2019

BlockchainInvao, a fintech based in Dubai, has announced what it says is the first bond to be issued on the Ethereum blockchain.

Oct 04, 2019

The Hagia Sophia cathedralThe Turkish sovereign wealth fund (TVF) is set to make a series of investments into greenfield energy projects as sovereign funds continue to enhance their ESG credentials.

Oct 02, 2019

Allan_WoodThere’s no doubt that Africa has been seen increasingly as an attractive prospect for inbound investment in recent years, with investors seeing real potential in the continent, particularly in the private equity, infrastructure and real estate asset classes, as it experiences strong economic growth.

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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.