TECHNOLOGY

Mar 12, 2021

Robo adviceUAE-based robo advisory platform, Sarwa, will offer zero-commission trading in a bid to attract retail investors trading small amounts.

Mar 12, 2021

Standard Chartered SingaporBlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has signed a deal with Standard Chartered to provide its technology platform, Aladdin, to the UK bank’s emerging market asset management clients.

Feb 19, 2021

Digiltal solutionsKuwaiti asset manager, Kamco Invest, has launched ikatib.com, a web-based subscription platform.

Jan 15, 2021

robo adviceDubai-based technology start-up, Sarwa, is expanding its investment advisory platform to Saudi Arabia after it was approved by the Saudi Capital Market Authority (CMA).

Dec 04, 2020

Robo-adviserAn automated asset manager, or robo-advisor, which claims to use artificial intelligence (AI) to power its investment decisions has launched in Abu Dhabi.

Oct 02, 2020

Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund has acquired a stake in US private equity group, Silver Lake, committing US$2 billion to a new investment strategy designed to make longer term investments.

Sep 25, 2020

Digital ageDigital asset exchange operator, Fasset, is planning to launch a new exchange designed to give institutional investors in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) greater access to digital assets.

Aug 07, 2020

The largest pension fund in Turkey has vowed to continue with its investment plans for 2020 despite the economic headwinds from the Covid 19 pandemic after reporting a growth in assets.

May 15, 2020

Saudi-based investment manager Musharaka Capital has partnered with Securrency, a blockchain technology provider, to develop a regulated platform for issuing digital securities.

May 15, 2020

Independent financial advisor, the deVere Group, has announced plans to develop a digital finance business in Dubai.

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Sponsored Profiles

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Aberdeen Asset Management has set up its first Middle East office in the newly established Abu Dhabi Global Market. Andrew Paul, senior executive officer, explains why.

A recent sovereign bond issue from Saudi Arabia underlines the appeal of emerging market investing. What must investors consider when allocating to this asset class? Firas Mallah of BMO Global Asset Management shares his views.

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.