Alternatives

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.

Jan 27, 2023

Abu Dhabi, Waha Capital,Abu Dhabi-based asset manager Waha Capital has appointed Mark Benn as chief financial officer (CFO).

Jan 19, 2023

saudi arabia, tourism, entertainmentSaudi Arabia has launched a multi-billion dollar investment fund designed to support its entrainment and tourism industry.

Jan 19, 2023

DubaiA GCC-based social investment platform is a step closer to launching after it secured a category four license from the Dubai Financial Services Authority.

Jan 13, 2023

web3Two Abu Dhabi-based firms have joined forces to launch a $1 billion venture capital fund which will invest in web3 decentralised apps and protocols.

Jan 13, 2023

goldAzimut Egypt is planning to launch its first investment fund focused on precious metals.

Jan 06, 2023

JV, abu dabhi, mudabalaTwo Abu Dhabi-based investment firms are targeting the global credit market with a newly formed joint venture (JV).

Dec 23, 2022

equityFrench private equity firm Adrian has teamed up with Abu Dhabi-based asset manager Mubadala Capital in a deal that could see more than US$2.1 billion in investment.

Dec 23, 2022

LumiShare, fundraisingAbu Dhabi-based digital asserts provider LumiShare has completed a US$3.2 million fundraising effort to support its issuance of a physically-backed security token.

Dec 16, 2022

PE investors, Mena, S&PAccelerated adoption of technology and the shift away from fossil fuel dependence have helped to attract a record level of private equity (PE) and venture capital investment in the Mena region, according to ratings agency S&P.

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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.