NEWS

Mar 18, 2022

Robo adviserTwo separate online investment platforms have launched in the GCC underlining the growing interest in the region’s retail investor market.

Mar 18, 2022

Egypt mapSaudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), is set to invest in Egypt.

Mar 18, 2022

SOLDBahrain-based asset manager Investcorp has sold its holding in Dainese Group to US private equity firm Carlyle Group for US$687 million.

Mar 11, 2022

CryptocurrenciesDubai has taken a significant step forward in its bid to be the de facto centre for digital assets investment in the region with the establishment of a new crypto watchdog.

Mar 11, 2022

Money launderingThe Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is set to increase its monitoring of money laundering in the UAE after it placed the country on its ‘grey list’.

Mar 11, 2022

Real estate fundRiyadh-based fund manager Jadwa Investment has partnered with local property developer Liwan Real Estate and Riyad Bank to launch the Liwan Investment Fund.

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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.