TECHNOLOGY

Jan 27, 2023

Blockchain, Tykhe Block Ventures, US-based venture capital firm Tykhe Block Ventures has announced the first close of its Blockchain Growth Fund while also pledging to invest a quarter of the funds into the Mena region.

Dec 23, 2022

CapcoFintech consulting firm Capco has launched a “consulting capability” in the Middle East.

Nov 25, 2022

CryptoAbu Dhabi has announced the opening of a crypto hub to support the growth and development of virtual currencies and digital assets.

Nov 18, 2022

EY mena M&A Insights report, Merger deals worth more than US$55 billion have been completed in the first nine months of the year, according to the recently released EY Mena M&A Insights report.

Oct 28, 2022

PIF, Saudi, Middle EastThe Public Investment Fund (PIF), the sovereign wealth fund led by Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman, has launched a $24 billion investment fund that targets companies in the Middle East.

Oct 12, 2022

Middle-East CryptoBetween 1 January 2021 and 30 October 20211, the market capitalisation of cryptocurrencies tripled. That's when Bitcoin surpassed the famous $60,000 threshold. Unfortunately, the first eight months of 2022 wiped out this dramatic rise.

Aug 19, 2022

Tech Fund Abu DhabiG42, a cloud computing and AI software firm based in Abu Dhabi, has launched a $10 billion technology growth fund.

Jun 11, 2021

Technology abstractThe Saudi Jordanian Investment Fund (SJIF) has agreed to invest US$15 million in Jordanian tech company, OpenSooq.

Mar 12, 2021

Robo adviceUAE-based robo advisory platform, Sarwa, will offer zero-commission trading in a bid to attract retail investors trading small amounts.

Mar 12, 2021

Standard Chartered SingaporBlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has signed a deal with Standard Chartered to provide its technology platform, Aladdin, to the UK bank’s emerging market asset management clients.

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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.