investment strategy

May 04, 2018

FinTechThe Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) is teaming up with Deloitte Middle East to develop Fintech Saudi, a financial technology “ecosystem”.

May 04, 2018

Executive reshuffleBahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp has made a number of senior management appointments following the retirement of its co-chief executive Mohammed Al Shroogi.

Apr 27, 2018

Shanghai-Stock-ExchangeThe Shanghai Stock Exchange is planning to open an exchange venue in Abu Dhabi in advance of the Belt and Road initiative, China’s ambitious global development strategy.

Apr 27, 2018

Private_vs_publicThe government of Saudi Arabia has revealed more details of its privatisation programme including some of the assets to be sold.

Apr 27, 2018

NasdaqThe Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) is collaborating with Nasdaq Dubai on a scheme to cement Dubai’s status as a domicile for sukuk issuance.

Apr 27, 2018

Focus_on_qualitySaudi Arabia’s largest asset manager NCB Capital has been assigned a management quality (MQ) assessment of MQ1 by rating agency Moody’s.

Apr 20, 2018

Dubai Investments is preparing to launch an $810 million (€659.1 million) real estate investment trust (Reit), pending regulatory approval. The investment firm, which is listed on the Dubai stock exchange, will provide 40% of the fund’s capital with the remainder provided by its investors.

Apr 13, 2018

Funds repatriationA recently published bond prospectus has confirmed that Qatar’s largest sovereign wealth fund (SWF) has repatriated $20 billion in an attempt to shore up its banking sector, which is feeling the effects of a trade embargo from its Gulf neighbours.

Apr 13, 2018

Asia-PacificMashreq Bank, the Dubai-based lender, has developed a $1 billion, multi-currency certificate of deposit (CD) programme in Hong Kong designed to attract institutional investors in Asia.

Apr 13, 2018

Real_estate_fundDubai-based real estate developer Damac has begun marketing a $400 million, five-year sukuk.

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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.