NEWS

Aug 12, 2022

Egyptian statuesThe Public Investment Fund (PIF), the Saudi sovereign wealth fund, has set up a new investment unit to invest in Egyptian companies.

Aug 12, 2022

Crypto exchangeAuthorities in Dubai have set up a new government department designed to promote the digital assets industry in the region.

Aug 12, 2022

Private signDubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) has launched what it claims is the world’s first centre for global family business and private wealth centre.

Aug 12, 2022

AcquisitionAbu Dhabi-based asset manager Eshraq Investments has concluded its acquisition of fellow Abu Dhabi-based fund Goldilocks Investment.

Aug 12, 2022

HSBC DubaiHSBC Asset Management has appointed former First Sentier Investors executive Ali Karmali as head of institutional business for the Mena region.

Aug 05, 2022

Distribution2Boutique real estate investor Optimum Asset Management has signed a deal with Dubai-based Greenstone Equity Partners to have its German real estate fund distributed to Mena investors.

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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.