investment strategy

Apr 14, 2021

logistics_investmentFor investors in logistics buildings, Covid-19 spurred expected growth by years. Surging demand for e-commerce means the number of warehouse sites is shrinking, providing a solid foundation for the sector’s future, writes Alex Rolandi.

Apr 01, 2021

A subsidiary of investment firm, Alpha Dhabi, has acquired a minority stake in Aldar Property from Abu Dhabi sovereign fund, Mubadala.

Apr 01, 2021

acquisitionBahrain-based alternative asset manager, Investcorp, has completed its purchase of Investis Digital.

Mar 26, 2021

Green energy1.0Abu Dhabi sovereign investor, Mubadala, is set to make a multibillion-dollar investment in clean energy after signing agreements with an Italian energy infrastructure firm and the UK government.

Mar 26, 2021

RiyadhSaudi-based asset manager, Jadwa Investment, has raised SAR2.8 billion (US$746 million) following the first closing of a new real estate investment fund (REIF).

Mar 26, 2021

Invest in AfricaA European fund manager focused on Africa has announced its first investment in Morocco.

Mar 09, 2021

Shariah_financesTo what extent are Shariah and sustainable investing aligning – and how far can it go? Tanya Ashreena reports.

Mar 05, 2021

AcquisitionAmanat Holdings has spent US$232 million to acquire Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Centre (CMRC).

Despite being one of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) largest investors in the healthcare and education sectors, the transaction is the Dubai-listed company’s first wholly-owned investment in a UAE-based healthcare provider.

Mar 05, 2021

NasdaqAbu Dhabi-based music streaming platform, Anghami, is set to list on New York’s Nasdaq exchange following its merger with Vistas Media Acquisition Company (VMAC).

Feb 26, 2021

Venture capital 0UK investment firm Hambro Perks has announced the first close of its US$50 million Oryx Fund.

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Aberdeen Asset Management has set up its first Middle East office in the newly established Abu Dhabi Global Market. Andrew Paul, senior executive officer, explains why.

A recent sovereign bond issue from Saudi Arabia underlines the appeal of emerging market investing. What must investors consider when allocating to this asset class? Firas Mallah of BMO Global Asset Management shares his views.

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.