investment strategy

May 11, 2018

Kuwait_cityPrivate investors are being encouraged to invest in infrastructure projects in Kuwait thanks to an attractive investment climate, according to a report from Deloitte.

May 11, 2018

Iran_nuclear_dealInvestors should expect an increase in market volatility and ensure they are diversified in the wake of the US president’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal this week.

May 11, 2018

DIFCUK-based Bank of London and the Middle East (BLME) has opened a branch in the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC).

May 11, 2018

Saxo_BankDenmark’s Saxo Bank has appointed Steve Weller as chief executive for the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region.

May 11, 2018

Standard-CharteredStandard Chartered has hired Chris van Staden as regional head of securities services, Africa and Middle East (AME).

May 04, 2018

CryptocurrenciesRegulatory authorities in Abu Dhabi have proposed a legislative framework to bring more order to crypto asset activity in the region and to attract institutional investors.

May 04, 2018

Wind_farmThe Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), a sovereign wealth fund created to invest the income from oil exports, says it may increase its investment in renewable energy.

May 04, 2018

RiyadhMoody’s, a ratings agency, has opened an office in Riyadh to enlarge its presence in Saudi Arabia’s debt capital markets.

May 04, 2018

FinTechThe Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) is teaming up with Deloitte Middle East to develop Fintech Saudi, a financial technology “ecosystem”.

May 04, 2018

Executive reshuffleBahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp has made a number of senior management appointments following the retirement of its co-chief executive Mohammed Al Shroogi.

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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.