Jul 05, 2016

Merger1The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) says it will become the largest bank in its region by merging with First Gulf Bank in the first quarter of next year.

Jun 28, 2016

DIFC 2Wealth manager AES International says it hopes to "drain the swamp of expat financial services", having recently opened an office in the

Jun 28, 2016

Bahrain-BourseMumtalakat, the sovereign wealth fund of Bahrain, is one of four seed investors in a $100 million investment fund designed to bring liquidity to Bahrain's struggling stock exchange.

Jun 21, 2016

Feedback keyboardInterested parties have 30 days to comment on draft rules designed to make the Saudi Arabian equity market more open to foreign investors.

Jun 21, 2016

CoalDubai-based Centaur Asset Management has launched a Bermuda-domiciled fund offering returns linked to bonds financing coal mines in South Africa.

Jun 14, 2016

Sovereign-wealth-fundsSovereign wealth funds, many of which have been affected by low oil prices, are becoming accustomed to a dearth of new funding.


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.