Jun 02, 2023

The Mena region is likely to face the biggest shortfall in funding for infrastructure projects among Islamic states over the next 20 years, according to recently published research.

Jun 02, 2023

If the Mena region is to develop a thriving carbon market and meet its ambition to be a global hub for decarbonisation and sustainable finance, it must develop a more robust market infrastructure and provide more transparency on the use of carbon credits.

Jun 02, 2023

The Omani government is to establish a wealth fund with US$5.2 billion in capital.

Jun 02, 2023

SaudiSaudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), has launched a fund designed to invest in Iraqi infrastructure.

Jun 02, 2023

handshake___newAbdullah Jefri has been named as the senior manager for the GCC – ex-Saudi Arabia at the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

May 26, 2023

UAE, investor, transition, investment, report, Institutional investors, returns, sustainabilityInstitutional investors in the UAE should focus on transition investment to drive both returns and sustainability.



Change brings progress and long-term opportunities in Saudi Arabia

Saudi_ArabiaNaomi Waistell, an emerging markets fund manager at Polar Capital, analyses change in Saudi Arabia – a hydrocarbon country with green ambitions and which is set on a major economic...

New income streams

Romil_PatelAlthough it is awash with oil and, therefore, capital, the Gulf region is at a critical juncture: it must diversify its...

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.