investment strategy

Mar 02, 2018

Company_reshuffleDubai-based private equity firm Abraaj Group has appointed two new chief executives for its fund management business Abraaj Investment Management (AIM) as part of a management reshuffle.

Mar 02, 2018

Derivatives_screenAbu Dhabi-based brokerage Securities & Investment Company (Sico) UAE has become a member of Nasdaq Dubai’s equity derivatives market.

Mar 02, 2018

HSBC_DubaiHSBC Saudi Arabia has been selected as the custodian by Saudi Fransi Capital (SFC) for its range of private and public funds.

Feb 23, 2018

NasdaqInvestors in Dubai will be able to explore new hedging and investment possibilities following the launch by Nasdaq Dubai of futures contracts linked to the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) General Index.

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).

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

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

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

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.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: A natural interest in the topic

Since 2016, Guillermo Ortiz has been a chairman of Latin America’s BTG Pactual. The former central banker of Mexico talks to Nick Fitzpatrick.

Roundtables

Middle East Investor Roundtable 2020: Dimensions of diversification

Investors in the Middle East consider the tools that will be needed to navigate the Covid-19 crisis, the continued appetite for dividend and why it’s all about tech. Chaired by Romil Patel.

South Africa asset management roundtable: Global rebound on ice

Experts discuss the investment implications of the coronavirus pandemic, a delayed rebound in global growth and dealing with South Africa’s energy issues head on. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

South African roundtable: Taking the bull by the horns

Our panel discusses Chinese investment in Africa, financial institutions’ contribution to economic sustainability and regulatory concerns. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

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.