NEWS

Oct 01, 2021

London UKBahrain-based asset management firm GFH has expanded its international presence after hiring a chief executive for its UK operations.

Oct 01, 2021

Riyadh Saudi ArabiaRiyadh-based fund manager Jadwa Investment has started a secondary offering for its real estate investment trust (Reit) fund.

Oct 01, 2021

Private signAbu Dhabi-based asset manager, Waha Capital, has appointed former Morgan Stanley banker, Hashem Dabbas, to chief investments officer as its private investments business.

Sep 24, 2021

Green bondsSaudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) is set to issue its first green bond as part of a plan to put sustainability at the centre of its strategy.

Sep 24, 2021

Crypto exchangeThe UAE’s financial regulator has approved a regulatory framework for trading crypto assets in one of Dubai’s free trading zones.

Sep 24, 2021

wind farmAbu Dhabi Catalyst Partners (ADCP) has teamed up Vortex Energy, a renewable energy platform managed by the private equity arm of EFG Hermes.

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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.