NEWS

May 13, 2022

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

May 13, 2022

US real estateBahrain-based GFH Financial Group is set to acquire a majority stake in SQ Asset Management, a US-based asset and property manager.

May 13, 2022

Saudi ArabiaAsset servicer Northern Trust has named Kholoud Al Dosari as country head for Saudi Arabia.

May 13, 2022

Mena story imageMena-based wealth advisors are braced for a concerted push from international asset managers looking to expand in the region, according to a recently published study.

May 13, 2022

Mena story imageMena-based wealth advisors are braced for a concerted push from international asset managers looking to expand in the region, according to a recently published study.

May 13, 2022

Abu DhabiA former senior executive of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has joined fund services provider Apex Group as its head of strategic development for Middle East and Africa.

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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.