NEWS

Jul 23, 2021

Saudi arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has expanded its executive team with a trio of appointments.

Jul 23, 2021

Standard CharteredStandard Chartered has appointed Khurram Hilal as chief executive of Saadiq, the bank’s global Islamic banking division.

Jul 23, 2021

ApprovedInternational broker XTB has secured a license from the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) allowing it to open its first regional office in Mena.

Jul 23, 2021

Blockchain3Dubai-based fintech Zeniq is looking to launch a blockchain platform that will enable the tokenisation of assets.

Jul 23, 2021

Venture capitalIsraeli fintech Liquidity Capital has teamed up with Dubai-based YAS Investments for the launch of a venture debt fund focused on tech startups.

Jul 16, 2021

Arrow-up webThe strong performance of sovereign wealth funds helped the Mena asset management sector grow its assets under management (AUM) by 11% in 2020.

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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.