NEWS

Nov 12, 2021

Real estate fundSaudi fund manager Sidra Capita has launched a $155 million fund that will invest in US industrial estate.

Nov 12, 2021

Profit meterReal estate investment trust (Reit) manager Equitativa, has posted a US$49.3 million profit for the latest quarter.

Nov 12, 2021

Arrow upA survey of GCC investors’ annual return requirements has revealed a generally positive outlook towards the region’s economic prospects.

Nov 05, 2021

Bahrain-based asset manager GFH Financial Group has acquired a portfolio of warehouses leased to Amazon valued at US$2 billion.

Nov 05, 2021

The Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange (ADX) has launched a derivatives market that allows trading in single equity futures in some of its listed companies.

Nov 05, 2021

Dubai’s stock market, Dubai Financial Market, has announced plans to introduce a $544.6 million market maker fund.

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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.