investment strategy

Feb 23, 2018

Approved1The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has granted an asset management licence to Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) Capital making it one of the first authorised venture capital asset managers in the UAE.

Feb 23, 2018

Africa_mapAfrica’s largest private alternative investment manager, Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI), has hired Zomunoda Chizura as the head of its impact funds team.

Feb 23, 2018

SoftBank_branchMumtalakat, Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund, is considering investing in a private equity fund of SoftBank, a Japanese multinational.

Feb 23, 2018

Islamic_bankingThe largest Islamic bank in the UAE, Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), has celebrated the listing of a $1 billion sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai by ringing the exchange’s market opening bell.

Feb 16, 2018

Islamic_dealThe Central Bank of Oman and the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together on the supervision of firms operating in both markets.

Feb 16, 2018

Kenya_schoolAlternative asset management advisory firm Investbridge Capital has helped to arrange a $20m investment by conglomerate Dubai Investments into Africa Crest Education Holdings (ACE).

Feb 09, 2018

Solar_panelsSaudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is reportedly in talks to acquire a 10% stake in Saudi energy firm Acwa Power International, according to a report in Bloomberg.

Feb 09, 2018

BitcoinThe United Arab Emirates’ financial regulator has warned investors about the risks of cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings (ICOs) following a volatile few weeks for cryptocurrencies.

Feb 09, 2018

Healthcare1Dubai-based private equity firm Abraaj Group has denied accusations that it misspent funds intended for a number of healthcare projects in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

Feb 09, 2018

Lenovo_logoBahrain’s sovereign wealth fund, Mumtalakat Holding Company, has partnered with US-based Sentinel Real Estate Investment Corporation to acquire the US campus of computer manufacturer Lenovo.

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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.