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Mar 24, 2023

Abu Dhabi, bid, attract, family, offices, asset management, industryAbu Dhabi has unveiled its latest bid to attract more family offices to its asset management industry.

Mar 24, 2023

Credit, rating agency, Fitch, upgraded, sovereign, credit ratings, Saudi Arabia, GDP growth, economic Credit rating agency Fitch has upgraded the sovereign credit ratings for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, citing strong GDP growth and successful economic reforms.

Mar 17, 2023

Investcorp, double, investment managerBahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp is planning to double its assets under management from $50 billion to $100 billion, according to comments made by its executive chairman.

Mar 10, 2023

Abu Dhabi, sovereign, wealth, fundsThe authorities in Abu Dhabi have announced an executive reshuffle at two of its largest sovereign wealth funds that will see two members of the royal family installed as respective chairmen.

Feb 10, 2023

dubaiA UAE-based fintech has agreed a joint collaboration with Emirates Development Bank (EDB).

Feb 03, 2023

crypto, kraken, abu dhabiKraken, the US-based crypto exchange, has called time on its Abu Dhabi business.

Jan 19, 2023

IPOsThe number of initial public offerings (IPOs) in the GCC more than doubled in 2022 compared to the previous year while the value from these flotations increased threefold during the same period.

Jan 13, 2023

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

Jan 13, 2023

Bahrain, InvestcorpBahrain-based alternatives firm Investcorp is set to allocate US$1 billion to the GCC’s real estate sector over the next five years.

Jan 13, 2023

executive The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) has made two appointments to its executive team.


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.