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PIF launches space company

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund the Public Investment Fund (PIF) has announced a strategy to invest in the aerospace and satellite sectors. To this end, the PIF has launched Neo Space Group (NSG), a wholly-owned subsidiary designed to develop the...

Privatisation to drive Mena IPO market – DIFC

Growth in the Mena region’s initial public offerings (IPOs) market will be dependent on three phases – privatisation of state entities, listings by family-owned...

Egypt Post relaunches asset management business

Post for Investment (PFI), the investment management business of Egypt Post, has launched PFI Asset Management with new management. According to PFI managing director and...

Fitch upgrades Ras Al Khaimah credit rating

Ras Al Khaimah, one of the lesser known of the seven emirates that make up the UAE, has seen its credit rating upgraded to...

ADIA-backed consortium makes bid for Hargreaves Lansdown

UK asset manager Hargreaves Lansdown (HL) has rejected a takeover bid from a consortium backed by Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Abu Dhabi Investment...

Singapore firm launches $100m Mena VC fund

Golden Gate Ventures, a Singapore-based asset manager, has launched a US$100 million venture capital (VC) fund aimed at startups in the Mena region. The Golden...

Saudi ETF to list in Tokyo

An ETF backed by the Saudi sovereign wealth fund Public Investment Fund (PIF) that will track Saudi stocks is set to launch on the...

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PIF launches space company

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund the Public Investment Fund (PIF) has announced a strategy to invest in the aerospace and satellite sectors. To this end, the PIF has launched Neo Space Group (NSG), a wholly-owned subsidiary designed to...

Privatisation to drive Mena IPO market – DIFC

Growth in the Mena region’s initial public offerings (IPOs) market will be dependent on three phases – privatisation of state entities, listings by family-owned businesses; and the rise of fintech startups. This is the conclusion of a report...

Singapore firm launches $100m Mena VC fund

Golden Gate Ventures, a Singapore-based asset manager, has launched a US$100 million venture capital (VC) fund aimed at startups in the Mena region. The Golden Gate Ventures Mena Fund will be domiciled in Qatar and is hoping to...

Strategy is the key to success in the GCC

To be successful in the Gulf, global asset managers must understand that strategy outcompetes speed or scale, argues Paul Doyle of Fiera Capital* Though we as an industry speak about the money-swell in the Middle East, it surprises...

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ESG sukuk market forecast to exceed $50bn

A report from credit ratings agency Fitch Ratings has predicted that the ESG sukuk market will be worth more than US$50 billion within the...

BNY Mellon wins Lunate fund admin mandate

Lunate Capital, the Abu Dhabi-based alternative fund manager, has selected BNy Mellon as its fund administrator. US-based asset servicer BNY Mellon will provide global custody,...

UAE climate fund to invest $250bn by 2030

Alterra, the US$30 billion climate fund launched during the COP28 climate conference, is set to mobilise $250 billion of funds by 2030, according to...

Mashreq preps carbon offsetting platform

Oman-based Mashreq is the latest financial institution in the Mena market to take a step into the carbon trading market. The firm has signed a...