NEWS

Jan 19, 2023

UAE, foreign, fundsThe UAE’s Securities and Commodities Authority has announced a suspension of renewals for foreign investment funds aimed at retail investors.

Jan 19, 2023

saudi arabia, tourism, entertainmentSaudi Arabia has launched a multi-billion dollar investment fund designed to support its entrainment and tourism industry.

Jan 19, 2023

net zeroThe green and sustainable debt market should be the driving force of the GCC’s net zero agenda, according to a recently published report.

Jan 19, 2023

DubaiA GCC-based social investment platform is a step closer to launching after it secured a category four license from the Dubai Financial Services Authority.

Jan 13, 2023

web3Two Abu Dhabi-based firms have joined forces to launch a $1 billion venture capital fund which will invest in web3 decentralised apps and protocols.

Jan 13, 2023

ESG, metricsAn association of Mena-based exchanges has published a set of ESG disclosure metrics for listed firms in the region.

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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.