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Saudi regulator proposes new funds rules on debt

Saudi Arabia’s financial regulator, the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has called for industry feedback on its draft amendment of investment funds regulations. The purpose of...

PIF launches space company

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund the Public Investment Fund (PIF) has announced a strategy to invest in the aerospace and satellite sectors. To this end,...

Privatisation to drive Mena IPO market – DIFC

Growth in the Mena region’s initial public offerings (IPOs) market will be dependent on three phases – privatisation of state entities, listings by family-owned...

Singapore firm launches $100m Mena VC fund

Golden Gate Ventures, a Singapore-based asset manager, has launched a US$100 million venture capital (VC) fund aimed at startups in the Mena region. The Golden...

Strategy is the key to success in the GCC

To be successful in the Gulf, global asset managers must understand that strategy outcompetes speed or scale, argues Paul Doyle of Fiera Capital* Though we...

A growing universe of emerging market debt

Emerging market debt (EMD) is often considered a homogenous block, but within this seemingly uniform landscape lies a very large opportunity set. Understanding the...

Climate finance: Why green initiatives are soaring in the Middle East

From a standing start 15 years ago, the market in green bonds has reached $2 trillion. The Middle East, meanwhile, is on the course...

Interview: Saudi Arabia advances women and youth, says CEO

A year into her role as Saudi Arabia head for Northern Trust asset servicing, Kholoud Al Dosari talks to Laraib Shahid about diversity in...

Sponsored feature: Cryptos gaining ground in the Middle East

Between 1 January 2021 and 30 October 20211, the market capitalisation of cryptocurrencies tripled. That's when Bitcoin surpassed the famous $60,000 threshold. Unfortunately, the...

The crypto market on the cusp of adoption

Designed as a payment tool, cryptocurrencies have attracted the interest of asset managers as the promise of returns is so high.  Cryptocurrencies are naturally becoming...