NEWS

Jul 15, 2022

Real estate soldThe UAE has seen property prices recover from Covid-19 thanks to a rise in oil prices and an increase in relocations, notably from Russia.

Jul 15, 2022

Berlin skylineAbu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala has led a US$400 million funding round in Berlin-based insurtech wefox.

Jul 08, 2022

Dubai-heroDigital brokerage GCEX has expanded its operations in the Mena region with a new office in Dubai.

Jul 08, 2022

US real estateBahrain-based investment firm GFH Financial Group has bolstered its US property portfolio with the purchase of a US$300 million student housing portfolio.

Jul 08, 2022

Arrow downIssuance volume of global sukuk is forecast to drop to US$130 billion by the year-end, according to ratings agency Standard & Poor (S&P).

Jul 08, 2022

BNY buildingGlobal custodian has teamed up with investment firm Emirates NBD in an alliance designed to accelerate the growth of capital markets in the UAE.

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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.