REGULATION

Jul 27, 2018

Peer-to-peer_lendingFinancial watchdog Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has published a draft paper outlining a regulatory framework for private financing platforms (PFPs).

Jun 13, 2018

Our cross-industry panel discuss the positive backdrop in Egypt, the Dana Gas controversy and the potential index upgrades of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

May 04, 2018

CryptocurrenciesRegulatory authorities in Abu Dhabi have proposed a legislative framework to bring more order to crypto asset activity in the region and to attract institutional investors.

Apr 20, 2018

The Egyptian government has approved a draft law to launch the country’s first ever sovereign wealth fund (SWF).

Apr 20, 2018

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has launched an initiative to attract more global businesses to the emirate and enlarge the financial services sector.

Mar 29, 2018

Arabic_coinsThe Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) has issued three draft proposals concerning the regulation of sharia-compliant capital markets products.

Mar 02, 2018

HSBC_DubaiHSBC Saudi Arabia has been selected as the custodian by Saudi Fransi Capital (SFC) for its range of private and public funds.

Feb 23, 2018

Approved1The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has granted an asset management licence to Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) Capital making it one of the first authorised venture capital asset managers in the UAE.

Feb 16, 2018

gavel_law_booksA high court judge in the UK has ruled in favour of investors holding $700 million of Islamic bonds (sukuk) issued by UAE-based energy producer Dana Gas which last year refused to redeem the bonds on the grounds that they were no longer Shariah-compliant or legal in the UAE.

Feb 02, 2018

Dubai Financial Services AuthorityThe Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has issued the findings of its review into client classification and suitability practices at regulated firms and found that, while these practices have improved since the last review in 2012, concerns still remain.

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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.