NEWS

Apr 22, 2022

HSBC DubaiDubai Financial Market (DFM), the UAE-based stock exchange, has announced that HSBC has become its first international General Clearing Member (GCM).

Apr 22, 2022

HiredItalian asset manager Azimuit has expanded its presence in the Middle East with two senior hires for its Abu Dhabi-based asset management subsidiary.

Apr 14, 2022

Blockchain3Bahrain-based alternative investor Investcorp has launched what it claims is the GCC’s  first institutional-grade fund dedicated to the blockchain.

Apr 14, 2022

initial public offeringTwo UAE-based investment firms have joined forces to launch what they claim is the UAE’s first special purpose acquisition company (Spac).

Apr 14, 2022

Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi Investment Council (ADIC), the government’s investment arm, has promoted its current deputy CEO Mohammed Ali Al Dhaheri to the CEO role.

Apr 14, 2022

warehouseRoebuck Asset Management, the UK subsidiary of Bahrain-based GFH Financial Group, has concluded the off-market sale of a Tesco distribution centre in the UK for US$135 million.

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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.