NEWS

Mar 25, 2022

Debt1UAE-based asset manager Shuaa Capital has launched a US$250 million sharia fund focused on venture debt investments.

Mar 25, 2022

Dubai1Dubai ruler and UAE prime minister and vice president Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has announced a new law relating to the Local Military Pensions and Social Security Fund.

Mar 25, 2022

Turkish lirasA Turkish sovereign wealth fund and an Abu Dhabi-based asset manager have teamed up to launch US$300 million venture capital (VC) fund.

Mar 25, 2022

Mena story imageUS asset manager Nuveen has engaged the services of consultant Wael Bayazid to help it expand its institutional business in the Middle East.

Mar 18, 2022

ApprovedCrypto exchange Binance has been a granted a virtual asset licence by Dubai’s newly formed Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA).

Mar 18, 2022

Riyadh Saudi ArabiaThe number of foreign investment licences issued by Saudi Arabia in 2021 has increased by 250% from the previous year.

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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.