NEWS

Apr 29, 2022

Omani rialsThe Oman Investment Authority (OIA) has announced plans to divide its main assets into two portfolios.

Apr 29, 2022

HiredMena-based asset manager Sico has boosted its management team with the appointment of a chief risk officer (CRO) and a head of middle office.

Apr 29, 2022

FundingDubai-based asset manager Daman Investments has raised US$120 million from a fixed maturity plan in order to launch a bespoke fund for an unnamed GCC bank.

Apr 22, 2022

AC Milan playersBahrain-based asset manager Investcorp has entered exclusive talks to buy Italian football team AC Milan.

Apr 22, 2022

IPOJust one third of initial public offerings (IPOs) in the GCC go on to become successful stocks, according to a recently published report.

Apr 22, 2022

Sharia financesmallThe Saudi Stock Exchange, or Tadawul, has announced the formation of a shariah advisory committee.

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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.