NEWS

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 27, 2023

UAE, property fund, Dubai-based fund manager Global Partners Limited has pulled in $212 million for a real estate fund focused on the UAE’s property market.

Jan 27, 2023

Blockchain, Tykhe Block Ventures, US-based venture capital firm Tykhe Block Ventures has announced the first close of its Blockchain Growth Fund while also pledging to invest a quarter of the funds into the Mena region.

Jan 27, 2023

Abu Dhabi, Waha Capital,Abu Dhabi-based asset manager Waha Capital has appointed Mark Benn as chief financial officer (CFO).

Jan 27, 2023

Azimut, Unicredit, Middle EastEuropean independent asset manager Azimut Holding has agreed to a distribution deal with Italian bank UniCredit that could be eventually extended to the Middle East.

Jan 19, 2023

IPOsThe number of initial public offerings (IPOs) in the GCC more than doubled in 2022 compared to the previous year while the value from these flotations increased threefold during the same period.

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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.