NEWS

Oct 15, 2021

IPOThe Abu Dhabi government has launched a $1.4 billion IPO fund designed to increase the number of listings on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and attract more international investors.

Oct 15, 2021

Launch Saudi fund manager Sedco Capital has partnered with French firm Amundi to launch two global passive equity funds.

Oct 15, 2021

Hired 7Perpetua Investment Group, a Dubai-based alternatives investment firm, has named Gilles Aupin as chief operating officer (COO).

Oct 15, 2021

AcquisitionAbu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala has acquired K-Mac Holdings, one of the largest US-based franchises of fast food outlet Taco Bell.

Oct 15, 2021

Dubai real estateDubai has bucked a global trend in the property sector, according to a survey by Swiss investment firm UBS Global Wealth Management which ranked Dubai as one of the few undervalued housing markets.

Oct 08, 2021

Saudi Arabia 8The Public Investment Fund (PIF) has led a Saudi consortium’s purchase of English Premier League football club Newcastle United.

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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.