Aug 01, 2022

MEIMA Middle EastInvestment management in the Middle East has a new trade body, which its founders say will give a “much needed” voice for fund managers in the region.

Jul 22, 2022

Crypto exchangeKraken Mena, the regional arm of the digital asset exchange, has partnered with Abu Dhabi-based Rakbank to offer UAE residents the ability to trade virtual assets in their own currency.

Jul 15, 2022

CryptocurrenciesSeychelles-based crypto trading app OKX is the latest firm awarded a provisional virtual assets licence in Dubai.

Jan 07, 2022

Money laundering 1The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global authority for anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing, is reportedly considering placing the UAE on a ‘greylist’ due to its poor record on AML compliance.

May 21, 2021

CryptocurrenciesEmirati investors are more open to investing in cryptocurrencies and less concerned with more regulation than Western expats according to a recently published survey of UAE residents.

Apr 01, 2021

Regulations digital 0The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has issued a proposal for regulating the growing use of security tokens and is seeking public feedback.

Mar 09, 2021

Shariah_financesTo what extent are Shariah and sustainable investing aligning – and how far can it go? Tanya Ashreena reports.

Jan 22, 2021

CryptocurrenciesThe Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) is reportedly preparing a regulatory framework for the trading of digital assets and cryptocurrencies.

Nov 27, 2020

Saudi Arabian stockSaudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud and his council of ministers have approved a law to change the name and responsibilities of its main financial regulator and central bank.

Sep 25, 2020

acquisitionBermuda-based asset servicer, Apex Group, has bolstered its presence in the Mena market after acquiring Praesidium Advisory, a risk and advisory firm based in the UAE.


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.