Alternatives

Sep 20, 2019

Saudi_Arabian_stockSaudi-based alternative asset manager Alkhabeer Capital is to launch an open-ended investment fund that will be floated on the Saudi stock exchange (Tadawul).

Sep 13, 2019

HandshakeColumbia Threadneedle has poached a Franklin Templeton investment director to head up its operations in the Middle East.

Aug 23, 2019

Emerging markets hedge funds have posted industry-leading mid-year results amidst ongoing market volatility.

Aug 15, 2019

Affirma Capital, the newly-formed emerging market private equity (PE) firm, is eyeing up deals between $25 million and $100 million in the Middle East.

Aug 09, 2019

Profits upBahrain-based alternative asset manager Investcorp has recorded a 5% rise in annual profit for the last financial year.

Jun 14, 2019

Multifamily propertiesBahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp has spent $370 million to acquire 11 new US multifamily properties.

Apr 26, 2019

Saudi Arabia has launched an initiative designed to attract international venture capital firms to the kingdom.

Feb 01, 2019

Abu Dhabi-based investment manager AD Global Investors has selected Northern Trust (NT) to provide asset servicing in support of four new Ucits funds domiciled in Ireland.

Nov 02, 2018

Dubai-based investment manager Beco Capital has secured a total of $15 million from International Finance Corporation (IFC), the asset management arm of the World Bank, to support venture capital funds that target Mena-based technology startups.

Jun 13, 2018

CrownInvestors worldwide are continuing to seek out alternative assets. Romil Patel looks at their growing prominence in the Middle East.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

Jan 04, 2019

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

Jun 13, 2018

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...

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

Jan 04, 2019

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.

MENA ROUNDTABLE: ‘The story is about reforms’

Jun 13, 2018

Our cross-industry panel discuss the positive backdrop in Egypt, the Dana Gas controversy and the potential index upgrades of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.