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Oct 09, 2020

Egypt mapAzimut Egypt Asset Management has launched its first fixed income funds designed for the Eqyptian market.

Feb 28, 2020

TadawulAnalytics firm IHS Markit has teamed up with Tadawul, the Saudi stock exchange, to develop a series of riyal-denominated indices in order to boost Saudi Arabia’s domestic bond market.

Nov 15, 2019

Egyptian_poundsThe Central Bank of Egypt has issued $2 billion worth of dollar-denominated Eurobonds in a bid to capitalise on investor appetite for higher yielding bonds and to help spread the country’s current debt burden.

Oct 04, 2019

BlockchainInvao, a fintech based in Dubai, has announced what it says is the first bond to be issued on the Ethereum blockchain.

Sep 13, 2019

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

Sep 13, 2019

InvestmentUAE-based asset manager Allied Investment Partners has announced plans to launch funds worth more than $1 billion over the next four years.

Aug 29, 2019

Increased demand driven by bond index inclusion has seen debt issuance in GCC countries this year rise to record levels.

Mar 29, 2019

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

Feb 22, 2019

Investor_seminarAE-based broker Menacorp has partnered with the exchange Nasdaq Dubai for an initiative designed to raised local investors’ awareness of capital markets and its expanding opportunities in the region.

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.

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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.