NEWS

Apr 01, 2022

Regulations 1The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has issued revised rules around the use of Collective Investment Undertakings (CIU) designed to streamline the authorisation process for establishing and marketing funds.

Apr 01, 2022

CO2 cloudsAbu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has approved the launch of AirCarbon Exchange (ACX) which claims to be the world’s first regulated carbon exchange and clearing house.

Apr 01, 2022

IndexThe Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) has teamed up with FTSE Russell for the launch of a blue chip equities index.

Apr 01, 2022

Omani rialsUK asset manager Hambro Perks has partnered with Omani bank Sohar International to expand its operations in the Mena market.

Apr 01, 2022

Saudi ArabiaRatings agency Standard & Poor’s has revised its outlook for Saudi Arabia from stable to positive.

Mar 25, 2022

NasdaqBahrain-based alternative investment firm Investcorp has listed its inaugural special purpose acquisition company (Spac) on Nasdaq in the US.

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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.