investment strategy

Nov 25, 2022

islamicThe latest generation of high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) in the Middle East are likely to allocate to Islamic investment classes and prioritise sustainability issues, according to a recently published study.

Nov 11, 2022

Funds Europe Awards 2022Colin Purdie of Aviva Investors emerged as CIO of the Year at the Funds Europe Awards 2022, held on Thursday, November 10.

Oct 28, 2022

ESG, Clarity AI, More than 80% of publicly-listed Mena-based companies do not report any quantitative sustainability metric, according to recent research.

Oct 21, 2022

Saudi Arabia, MEP, IndexSaudi Arabia’s ministry of economy and planning (MEP) has launched a financial index to track the performance of the kingdom’s private companies.

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. The recent "incident" on the Terra Luna stablecoin, and even the difficulties of certain players in the ecosystem, have caused trouble for some well-known hedge funds. However, this environment has not dampened the ambitions...

Oct 07, 2022

Bahrain, KFH, Kuwait Finance House,Islamic bank Kuwait Finance House (KFH) has launched a digital wealth management platform in Bahrain.

Sep 30, 2022

Digital assets, DubaiCigrek Capital, an asset manager based in Scotland, has launched a funds platform for digital asset managers looking to distribute to investors in Dubai.

Jun 01, 2022

crypto marketDesigned as a payment tool, cryptocurrencies have attracted the interest of asset managers as the promise of returns is so high. 

Nov 05, 2021

Bahrain-based asset manager GFH Financial Group has acquired a portfolio of warehouses leased to Amazon valued at US$2 billion.

Nov 05, 2021

Dubai’s stock market, Dubai Financial Market, has announced plans to introduce a $544.6 million market maker fund.

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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.