REAL ESTATE

Nov 25, 2022

LondonBahrain-based investment firm GFH has looked to strengthen its presence in the UK property market by opening an office in London.

Oct 28, 2022

M7, Dubai, UK-based asset manager M7 has opened an office in Dubai as part of its Middle East expansion plans.

Oct 28, 2022

Saudi Arabia, Arcapita Group, AlternativeArcapita Group, the Bahrain-based alternative investment firm, has opened a Riyadh office after receiving a subsidiary licence from the Capital Market Authority of Saudi Arabia.

Oct 21, 2022

Qatar, Julius Baer, MenaSwiss wealth manager Julius Baer has expanded its presence in the Mena market with the opening of an advisory office in Qatar.

Oct 14, 2022

GFHBahrain-based Islamic investment firm GFH Financial Group has acquired a second portfolio of US medical clinics.

Sep 16, 2022

Saudi ArabiaPublic Investment Fund (PIF), the Saudi-based wealth fund, has launched the National Real Estate Registration Service (RERS), an initiative designed to help the digitisation of the kingdom’s property sector.

Aug 19, 2022

London Real StateDubai-based Shuaa Capital has completed the development of an apartment complex in London built on the site of the old Metropolitan Police headquarters at New Scotland Yard.

Jul 15, 2022

Real estate soldThe UAE has seen property prices recover from Covid-19 thanks to a rise in oil prices and an increase in relocations, notably from Russia.

Jun 17, 2022

Riyadh Saudi ArabiaSaudi asset managers Riyad Capital and  Arabian Centres Company (ACA) are set to launch two closed-end real estate funds worth a collective SAR6.2 billion (US$1.65 billion).

Apr 14, 2022

warehouseRoebuck Asset Management, the UK subsidiary of Bahrain-based GFH Financial Group, has concluded the off-market sale of a Tesco distribution centre in the UK for US$135 million.

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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.