EQUITIES

May 31, 2016

ADGM squareEshara Capital, a specialist investment firm focusing on the Gulf region, has launched what it says is the first fund to be managed out of the Abu Dhabi Global Market, a financial free zone established in 2013.

Mar 22, 2016

Egypt mapEgypt's decision to devalue its currency by 14% against the dollar is "a step in the right direction", though a further weakening of the Egyptian pound is likely.

Mar 07, 2016

ColumnsThe lifting of sanctions led to a rush of asset managers hoping to invest money in Iran. But despite the excitement, many hurdles remain. George Mitton reports.

Mar 07, 2016

Head-to-headWith a fragile currency, plunging returns on mining stocks, and fears of a downgrade to ‘junk’ status, there was plenty to discuss when Funds Global visited South Africa. Chaired by George Mitton and Alan Chalmers in Cape Town.

Mar 07, 2016

Paul ClarkPlunging commodity prices and fear of currency devaluations have led to outflows from African equity funds. It’s a shame, says Paul Clark of Ashburton, because today’s market offers a great buying opportunity.

Mar 07, 2016

CairoA growing feeling of stability has moved Egypt back on to the radar screens of private equity investors, says Youssef Haidar of TVM Capital Healthcare Partners.

Feb 16, 2016

Africa mapForeign investors are waiting for currency devaluations in countries such as Nigeria before committing funds to African equities.

Feb 09, 2016

Ireland pinEFG Hermes has launched two Ireland-domiciled Ucits funds in a bid to expand its product range and appeal to European investors.

Jan 26, 2016

Azadi Monument-TehranTehran-based asset manager Griffon Capital says it hopes to raise €100 million ($108 million) this year for its newly launched fund investing in Iranian equities.

Jan 19, 2016

Happy-sad masksFund managers eager to invest in the Tehran Stock Exchange were cheered when sanctions against Iran were lifted this weekend, however the resulting fall in the oil price caused pain for those with exposure to

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Executive Interviews

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...

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

Nov 23, 2017

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.

Roundtables

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.

SOUTH AFRICA ROUNDTABLE: Airline syndrome

Jun 13, 2018

Our panellists tell us that instead of launching competing national projects, African countries should work together for the sake of a bigger capital market. Chaired by George Mitton in Cape Town.