investment strategy

Mar 28, 2018

Merging fundsThe Abu Dhabi Investment Council is merging two of its biggest sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) to create a new investment vehicle with more than $200 billion in assets.

Mar 28, 2018

DubaiInvestment conglomerate Dubai Holding has recruited Sharjil Anwar as its new chief financial officer.

Mar 28, 2018

Islamic_financeA group of investors led by Dubai Investments is to set up an Islamic bank that will list on Nasdaq Dubai.

Mar 28, 2018

VAT violationsMore than 3,500 value-added tax (VAT) violations have been reported by Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Zakat and Tax (GAZT), according to reports.

Mar 28, 2018

Software, dataAsset management software provider Objectway has signed a distribution agreement with Lebanon-based banking software firm BML Istisharat.

Mar 16, 2018

Moodys_websiteRatings agency Moody’s is predicting that Islamic Finance will continue to outgrow conventional assets in core Islamic markets as the appetite for Shariah compliant financial services increases.

Mar 16, 2018

Doha_QatarQatar’s economy is likely to withstand the economic impasse imposed by a Saudi-led alliance of neighbouring states, according to a report from Japanese banking group Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG).

Mar 16, 2018

RetirementBahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp is launching a $100 million fund for Omani pension funds.

Mar 16, 2018

IPOThe world’s biggest ever flotation is expected to be postponed until 2019, according to reports.

Mar 16, 2018

ApprovedThe Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) has awarded investment licences to 10 UK companies which will enable them to set up operations in the kingdom.

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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.