Apr 14, 2022

Foreign exchangeOnline forex broker FXPro has made its first foray into the Mena market following the opening of a representative office in Dubai.

Apr 08, 2022

Whistleblower businessThe whistleblowing measures introduced by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) have come into force.

Apr 08, 2022

Bahrain mapBahrain-based investment manager GFH Financial has appointed Ghazi Al Hajeri as group chairman.

Apr 08, 2022

Mena story imageFundRock, the third party management company, has appointed Ryan Lemand as non-executive director of its Mena-based business FundRock Middle East.

Apr 08, 2022

Arrow up webAn equity market rally along with a rise in oil prices have helped to push the MSCI GCC aggregate benchmark up by 17.7% in the first quarter of 2022.

Apr 08, 2022

HiredFirst Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) has named former Standard Chartered executive Rainer Kasch as managing director and head of Saudi Arabia’s securities services.


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.