NEWS

Oct 13, 2015

Dubai marinaSwiss private bank Reyl Group has gained a licence from the regulator of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) for its newly established affiliate office focusing on the Middle East and East Africa.

Oct 13, 2015

Keep clear signThe Iranian parliament may have approved a nuclear deal that could relieve western sanctions, but that doesn't mean banks are ready to support investors in buying equities on the Tehran Stock Exchange.

Oct 06, 2015

InstituteBAFT, an association for international transaction banking, has formed a council for the Middle East and North Africa region at an inaugural meeting in Dubai.

Oct 06, 2015

DubaiAberdeen Asset Management hopes to set up its first office in the Middle East by early 2016 and will eventually employ fund managers to manage money locally.

Sep 29, 2015

Statue of liberty USThe sovereign wealth fund of Qatar has opened an office in New York to help deploy $35 billion that it has committed to investing in the US in the next five years.

Sep 29, 2015

Coins fallingEIIB-Rasmala, a London-listed asset manager with offices in Dubai, Muscat and Cairo, says its assets under management fell slightly in the first six months of the year due to redemptions and market movements.

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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.