NEWS

Oct 09, 2020

ESG investingHabib Abdur-Rahman has been appointed as the internal ESG lead for Bahrain-based alternative asset manager, Investcorp.

Oct 09, 2020

BNY buildingGlobal custodian, BNY Mellon, has struck a deal with Saudi asset manager and custodian, NCB Capital, to provide combined banking and investment services to Saudi institutions and asset owners.

Oct 09, 2020

Egypt mapAzimut Egypt Asset Management has launched its first fixed income funds designed for the Eqyptian market.

Oct 09, 2020

Dubai Internet cityThe Dubai-based sharia complaint real estate fund run by Emirates NBD has extended the leases for tenants of its largest tenants.

Oct 02, 2020

Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund has acquired a stake in US private equity group, Silver Lake, committing US$2 billion to a new investment strategy designed to make longer term investments.

Oct 02, 2020

Fadi al-SaidThe head of Mena equities for Lazard Asset Management, Fadi al-Said, has departed to take up a new role at Saudi sovereign wealth fund, Public Investment Fund (PIF).

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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.