NEWS

Jan 15, 2021

Credit SuisseCredit Suisse is bolstering its Saudi operations with the opening of a wealth management branch in Riyadh.

Jan 15, 2021

ESG investing 2Candriam has partnered with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) to launch a training platform for sustainable and responsible investing.

Jan 15, 2021

robo adviceDubai-based technology start-up, Sarwa, is expanding its investment advisory platform to Saudi Arabia after it was approved by the Saudi Capital Market Authority (CMA).

Jan 15, 2021

Mena story imageFund administrator Citco is to open an office in Abu Dhabi to capitalise on the growth of its business in the region.

Jan 15, 2021

Abu Dhabi 4Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO), the state body responsible for promoting the emirate to international investors, is opening a string of international offices as part of an investment push.

Jan 08, 2021

Qatar 0An accord signed between Qatar and a number of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states is likely to bring an end to a three year economic and political blockade against the country but the market should not expect a surge in trade or investment, according to fund managers and economists.

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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.