EQUITIES

Apr 17, 2020

Invest_in_AfricaInternational Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment management arm of the World Bank, will invest $20 million in a private equity fund focused on North Africa.

Feb 07, 2020

IndicesGlobal index provider FTSE Russell has agreed a deal with the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) to become the benchmark administrator for its suite of domestic equity indexes.

Jan 24, 2020

Gulf_Cooperation_CouncilThe Gulf Investment Fund (GIF), an exchange listed fund focused on equity investments in the GCC, has posted a 2.4% increase in net asset value (NAV) for the last quarter of 2019 which falls  below the 4.4% gain made by the S&P GCC index.

Jan 10, 2020

Islamic_dealIslamic robo-advisor Wahed Invest has enlisted Sharia Review Bureau (SRB) to manage its sharia compliance covering client agreements, advisory terms and its portfolio of Islamic investment vehicles.

Nov 08, 2019

Mena inflowsNon-resident capital inflows into the Mena region are forecast to jump by 21% in 2019 – from $165 billion to $200 billion.

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

Invesco has unveiled a Ucits exchange-traded fund (ETF) that gives investors access to Kuwait’s equity market ahead of its inclusion in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index planned for the coming year.

Nov 01, 2019

Bahrain-based Investcorp is set to plough more than half of its $1 billion Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) infrastructure fund on projects in Saudi Arabia.

Sep 13, 2019

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

Sep 06, 2019

BlockchainJibrel, a Swiss fintech operating in the Abu Dhabi General Market (ADGM), is set to launch what it claims is the first globally regulated, blockchain-powered platform for private funding in the UAE.

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