NEWS

Sep 09, 2022

Cypher CapitalDubai-based crypto investment firm Cypher Capital has named Bill Qian as chairman of the board of directors.

Sep 09, 2022

MumtalakatBahrain sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat is set to make changes to its board following an edict from the crown prince and prime minister.

Sep 09, 2022

AllianceBernsteinUS fund manager AllianceBernstein has named former Northern Trust executive Jean-Paul Hobeika as its managing director for Middle East Africa institutions.

Sep 02, 2022

Real estate fundStake, a real estate investment platform based in Dubai, has secured US$8 million in a series A fundraising round.

Sep 02, 2022

Abu DhabiThe former global head of execution services at Goldman Sachs has joined the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) as its global head of equity portfolio engineering and trading.

Sep 02, 2022

Saudi Arabian stockLee Hodgkinson, the former chief executive of proprietary trading firm OSTC, has been recruited by Saudi exchange operator Tadawul to serve as its group chief strategy officer.

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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.