NEWS

Oct 21, 2016

Contract handshakeAllfunds, which has been named as Europe's largest fund platform, has signed its first deal with a Kuwaiti firm.

Oct 15, 2016

DubaiSwiss private bank Julius Baer has appointed Regis Burger as chief executive of its Dubai-based Middle East operation.

Oct 15, 2016

Budget cuts aheadA prospectus for a forthcoming Saudi Arabian bond issue, expected by some to be worth as much as $10 billion, reveals dramatic budget cuts in the face of low oil prices.

Oct 15, 2016

Combine-harvesting-maizeAbraaj Group, the private equity firm founded in Dubai in 2002, has bought a minority stake in a Nigerian fertiliser company for an undisclosed sum.

Oct 15, 2016

Dividend protectionInsurance industry assets in the UAE rose nearly 17% last year to the equivalent of more than $12 billion.

Oct 15, 2016

Real estate2Saudi Arabian asset manager Al Rajhi Capital has raised the equivalent of $155 million for a closed-ended fund investing in logistics infrastructure such as warehouses in western Europe.

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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.