Alternatives

Jun 10, 2021

Emerging_markets_interconnectedIndustry experts offer in-depth analysis of the emerging markets landscape, including the main challenges ahead and which areas to watch out for.

Jun 10, 2021

Emerging markets roundtable Jun 2021Our expert panel discusses what the uneven recovery across emerging markets means for investors, whether there is a crisis looming, China as an asset class, ESG challenges and more. Chaired by Alex Rolandi.

Feb 12, 2021

asset allocation 1Paris-based alternative asset manager, Tikehau Capital, has hired Hassan Karimi as a Middle East senior adviser to support its expansion in the region.

Sep 25, 2020

Dubai heroPreqin, the provider of financial data for the alternative assets sector, has announced the opening of a new office in Dubai.

Jul 30, 2020

Bahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp has successfully closed a $292 million collateralised loan obligation (CLO).

Feb 28, 2020

Real_estateThe sale of a Texas-based property for $29.95 million has capped a successful exit from its real estate investment for Saudi asset manager Sedco Capital.

Jan 17, 2020

Fertility_treatmentAbu Dhabi-based buy-out company Gulf Capital is set to make it second biggest private equity investment after splashing out more than $100 million to acquire a fertility treatment provider.

Jan 03, 2020

The Kuwait Stock Exchange has ended 2019 as the top performer among Mena’s exchange indices finishing the year up more than 32.4%.

Nov 08, 2019

Processor_chipBahrain-based alternative investment firm Investcorp has teamed up with Hong Kong fund manager China Everbright to jointly manage a new fund focused on China’s technology sector.

Nov 01, 2019

EFG International has been granted regulatory approval to open an advisory office in Dubai.

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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.