investment strategy

Apr 17, 2020

Invest_in_AfricaInternational Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment management arm of the World Bank, will invest $20 million in a private equity fund focused on North Africa.

Apr 17, 2020

ApprovedUK fund manager Hambro Perks is celebrating the award of a Venture Capital Fund Manager licence from the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the emirate’s international financial centre.

Apr 17, 2020

Advisory boardDubai-based venture capital (VC) firm Global Millennial Capital is to appoint an advisory board to bring it in line with international corporate governance standards.

Apr 03, 2020

Falling_oil_pricesRating agency Moody’s has downgraded the banking systems of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) as a result of the oil price collapse and the coronavirus outbreak.

Apr 03, 2020

Healthcare fundThe venture capital arm of Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund is planning to launch a healthcare fund in 2021.

Apr 03, 2020

NasdaqDubai-based asset manager Al Ramz has added to its market making business by expanding its activity on Nasdaq Dubai’s equity futures platform.

Mar 27, 2020

MergerFinancial institutions in the UAE could be forced to consolidate if the current Covid-19 crisis continues, ratings agency Fitch has warned.

Mar 27, 2020

Islamic_bankingThe total value of sukuk listed in Dubai has surpassed $67 billion following the registration of a $200 million Islamic bond on Nasdaq Dubai by the emirate of Sharjah.

Mar 27, 2020

public joint shares companyA new law issued by UAE president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan has changed the Abu Dhabi Securities Market (ADX) into a public joint shares company.

Mar 20, 2020

CoronavirusAnalysts and rating agencies have reacted positively to a series of economic stimulus packages announced by Gulf states to offset the effect of the coronavirus.


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.