Sep 25, 2020

university lecturerThe King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has partnered with investment platform, VentureSouq, to develop a learning programme for investors in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) looking to create sustainable change through impact investments.

Sep 25, 2020

The Abu Dhabi-based sovereign wealth fund Mubadala has signed a strategic agreement with Russian institution, Sberbank.

Sep 18, 2020

QatarThe Qatar Investment Authority has entered into a strategic alliance with Credit Suisse Asset Management in an effort to break into the direct lending market.

Sep 18, 2020

HealthcareBahrain-based alternative investment firm Investcorp has created a new investment platform to manage its investments in Chinese healthcare providers.

Sep 18, 2020

Haifa_Al_KhaifiState Street Saudi Arabia Financial Solutions has appointed Haifa Al Khaifi as chairperson of the board.

Sep 18, 2020

Green bondsInvestor demand for green Islamic bonds has emerged as one of the few growth areas within the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) investment industry during the current Covid-19 crisis.


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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.


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.