NEWS

Sep 02, 2022

Regulatory reportingFund placement firm Greenstone Equity Partners has teamed up with aosphere, an affiliate of global law firm Allen & Overy, to provide compliance support for fund managers in the GCC.

Sep 02, 2022

GCC BanknotesInvestment banking fees in the Mena market reached US$806million in the first half of 2022, according to financial data provider Refinitiv.

Aug 26, 2022

CryptocurrenciesAbu Dhabi has announced the formation of a government body to discuss its strategy for regulating and promoting the world of virtual assets.

Aug 26, 2022

HSBC DubaiHSBC has appointed Julian Wentzel as the head of global banking for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (Menat).

Aug 26, 2022

Arrow up webPublicly-listed companies in the UAE saw their value rise by an average of 10% in the first half of 2022, according to state news agency WAM.

Aug 26, 2022

Oil pumpsThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) has forecast that the oil states in the Middle East will see a US$1.3 trillion boost in additional oil and gas revenue due to the Russian war in Ukraine.

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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.