Dec 02, 2022

BahrainCredit rating agency S&P has revised its outlook on Bahrain from stable to positive.

Nov 18, 2022

PIF, BlackrockThe world’s largest asset manager is set to team up with one of the largest sovereign wealth for a series of major infrastructure projects.

Nov 11, 2022

InvestcorpBahrain-based alternatives manager Investcorp is set to massively increase its holdings in Indian assets.

Nov 11, 2022

Chimera Capital, Alpha Wave GlobalAbu Dhabi-based fund manager Chimera Capital has partnered with Alpha Wave Global for the launch of an open-ended credit fund.

Nov 04, 2022

WafraWafra, an alternatives asset manager backed by Kuwait’s public pension fund, has pulled in more than $1.5 billion of capital for a fund that will acquire minority stakes in other alternatives funds.

Nov 04, 2022

Sidra Capital, Blackrock, PE fundSaudi alternatives manager Sidra Capital has announced the first close of its shariah-compliant Asia Pacific private equity fund.

Nov 04, 2022

Bahrain, Mubadala Health, MumtalakatTwo sovereign wealth funds are set to collaborate on a healthcare project in Bahrain.

Oct 28, 2022

Fung Capital, ChinaBahrain-based alternatives manager Investcorp has partnered with Hong Kong-based Fung Capital to launch a US$500 million fund aimed at companies in China’s Greater Bay Area (GBA).

Oct 28, 2022

M7, Dubai, UK-based asset manager M7 has opened an office in Dubai as part of its Middle East expansion plans.

Oct 28, 2022

Saudi Arabia, Arcapita Group, AlternativeArcapita Group, the Bahrain-based alternative investment firm, has opened a Riyadh office after receiving a subsidiary licence from the Capital Market Authority of Saudi Arabia.


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.


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.