EQUITIES

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.

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.

Jul 26, 2019

Private_equityBahrain-based alternative asset manager Investcorp has closed its first Indian private equity fund after raising $142 million in capital commitment.

Jul 05, 2019

Abu_DhabiInvest Abu Dhabi has launched a new asset management business which will focus on the Mena equities market.

May 31, 2019

Private_equityUAE-based buyout firm Gulf Capital is expecting to launch a new private equity fund in the first half of 2020.

Apr 26, 2019

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

Apr 26, 2019

Saudi Arabia’s securities regulator is considering removing or expanding the current limit on foreign ownership of its home-grown equities due to increased investor demand.

Apr 05, 2019

Kuwait_city_skylineEuropean independent white-label ETF platform HANetf has announced the debut of its KMEFIC FTSE Kuwait Equity Ucits ETF, which it claims is the first European ETF to offer pure play exposure to Kuwait equities.

Mar 29, 2019

Mena_Story_ImageDubai-based investment manager Daman Investments is expecting to launch two new funds before the end of the year.

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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.