Feb 24, 2023

Sustainable, mena, firms climate, risk, dataFinancial firms in the Mena region must do more in gathering data on climate risk, suggests a report.

Feb 17, 2023

chief, commiteeIan Johnston, chief executive of the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), has been elected as the vice chair of the Africa and Middle East Regional Committee (Amerc) of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (Iosco).

Jan 27, 2023

UAE, SCA, mutual funds, onshore,The UAE’s Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) has announced more changes to the rules around mutual funds as it seeks to boost the presence of local, onshore firms.

Jan 19, 2023

UAE, foreign, fundsThe UAE’s Securities and Commodities Authority has announced a suspension of renewals for foreign investment funds aimed at retail investors.

Jan 13, 2023

ESG, metricsAn association of Mena-based exchanges has published a set of ESG disclosure metrics for listed firms in the region.

Oct 21, 2022

UAE, Saudi Arabia, PensionThe pension systems of Saudi Arabia and the UAE have enjoyed an improved score in the annual Mercer CFA Institute Global Pension Index (MCGPI).

Sep 23, 2022

BinanceDubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (Vara) has awarded a minimal viable product (MVP) licence to crypto exchange Binance.

Sep 16, 2022

UAEThe UAE Central bank’s adoption of the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) sharia standards has produced more standardisation into sukuk documentation in the country.

Sep 02, 2022

Regulatory reportingFund placement firm Greenstone Equity Partners has teamed up with aosphere, an affiliate of global law firm Allen & Overy, to provide compliance support for fund managers in the GCC.

Aug 26, 2022

CryptocurrenciesAbu Dhabi has announced the formation of a government body to discuss its strategy for regulating and promoting the world of virtual assets.


Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

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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.