investment strategy

Jan 15, 2021

ESG investing 2Candriam has partnered with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) to launch a training platform for sustainable and responsible investing.

Jan 15, 2021

Abu Dhabi 4Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO), the state body responsible for promoting the emirate to international investors, is opening a string of international offices as part of an investment push.

Dec 18, 2020

Green energyAbu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund, Mubadala, is poised to acquire a major stake in a sustainable fund run by Asper Investment Management.

Dec 18, 2020

Gulf cooperation council flagsThe strength of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) has helped Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states weather the immediate economic impact of Covid-19 and retain their sovereign ratings, according to ratings agency, Fitch.

Dec 18, 2020

DubaiDubai-based investment management firm, International Holdings Corporation (IHC), has listed three of its subsidiaries on the Abu Dhabi Exchange (ADX).

Dec 11, 2020

IPO_0Saudi-based alternative investment manager, Alkhabeer Capital, is hoping to raise US$267 million (SAR1 billion) for the recently launched IPO of its fixed income fund.

Dec 11, 2020

Cyber securityBahrain-based Investcorp is to net US$360 million from the sale of a cybersecurity firm.

Dec 04, 2020

Saudi arabiaSaudi-based alternative asset manager, Alkhabeer Capital, has set a fundraising target of US$266 million (1 billion riyal) for its latest fund launch.

Dec 04, 2020

Africa mapThe European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved an equity investment of €20 million (US$24.2 million) in a Mena-focused fund domiciled in Luxembourg.

Sep 25, 2020

Digital ageDigital asset exchange operator, Fasset, is planning to launch a new exchange designed to give institutional investors in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) greater access to digital assets.


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.