investment strategy

Nov 09, 2018

Contract_handshakeThe Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is set to buy the landmark London hotel Grosvenor House. A deal has been agreed with the US private equity firm Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp although the price has not been disclosed.

Nov 09, 2018

Robo-advisorRobo-advisor firm Sarwa has become the first graduate from the Dubai Financial Services Authority’s (DFSA) regulatory sandbox.

Nov 09, 2018

FintechDWS Group, formerly Deutsche Asset Management, has taken a 15% stake in Neo Technologies, a Dubai-based digital investment platform.

Nov 09, 2018

IPOInitial public offerings (IPOs) in the Mena region raised more than $350 million in Q3 this year.

Nov 02, 2018

John Flint, chief executive of HSBC, has stated that the fallout from the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is unlikely to lead to significant trade and investment outflows.

Oct 26, 2018

Saudi Arabian equitiesGlobal fund managers have withdrawn $650 million from Saudi Arabia’s equity markets in the last week in reaction to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of the country’s rulers who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Turkey.

Oct 26, 2018

Abu DhabiUK-based asset manager Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has appointed former Dubai Holding chief executive Edris Alrafi as its head of Middle East and Africa.

Oct 26, 2018

DNAThe Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) is launching a second cohort of applicants for its innovation testing licence (ITL) programmes, which allows fintech startups to test their products within the DFSA’s sandbox.

Oct 26, 2018

Robo-adviserNew York-based Islamic finance firm Wahed Invest is extending its robo-adviser service to the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Oct 19, 2018

FintechDubai-based Alcazar Capital and InQvest Partners, the investment arm of incubator Fintech Consortium, have jointly launched a $100 million (€87.2 million) global fintech fund.

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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.