News

Egypt’s SWF to launch in October

Egypt_mapEgypt's long awaited sovereign wealth fund will go live in October according to the country's minister of finance. Speaking at an industry conference, Mohamed Madit also said that Egypt is looking to establish a national pension fund. Together the two state-run funds will serve as a critical tool in managing the country's economy in the forthcoming years, said Madit. The inaugural SWF is expected to manage $90 billion over the next seven years. Madit said that 70% of the SWF's capital will be used to fund governmental projects and manage state-owned assets with the remainder invested in other sectors. ©2019 funds global mena

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...

Roundtables

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.