NEWS

May 20, 2022

Crypto exchangeCoinMena has become the first digital assets exchange in the Mena region to open for business in Qatar.

May 20, 2022

Venture capitalUAE-based Alpha Dhabi Holding has pledged to invest AED9.2 billion (US$2.5 billion) in the Alpha Wave Ventures II fund.

May 20, 2022

Dubai1Dubai-based wealth manager SH Capital has bolstered its senior leadership team with the appointment of a non-executive chairman and a chief executive.

May 20, 2022

Bahrain BourseTwo of the Mena region’s largest stock exchanges have struck and agreement to allow cross-border trading and the promotion of new services.

May 20, 2022

HealthcareSaudi-based fund manager Jadwa Investment has sold its stake in a chain of local dental clinics to a new fund which it will run alongside fellow Saudi firm Gulf Islamic Investments (GII).

May 13, 2022

Bahrain mapBahrain’s sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat has announced a new investment strategy designed to support Bahrain’s economic recovery plan.

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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.