Nov 21, 2023

bahrain ESG reportingThe Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has issued reporting requirements for ESG disclosures of financial firms.

Nov 20, 2023

Bahrain-based alternative investment firm Investcorp Capital has raised US$450 million from its Abu Dhabi listing.

Nov 17, 2023

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA), the supervisory arm of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), is planning to explore the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the regulation of the financial services sector.

Nov 16, 2023

saudi arabia foreign assets fallAccording to the central bank, the net foreign assets level in Saudi Arabia fell sharply in October.

Nov 15, 2023

Saudi-based Oryx Real Estate Partners has become the latest Mena firm to expand its UK property portfolio.

Nov 14, 2023

Arcapita UK propertyBahrain-based alternative investment firm Arcapita has launched a $100 million investment fund for UK-based real estate.


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.