investment strategy

Feb 15, 2019

Dubai_constructionBahrain-based alternative manager Investcorp has announced a joint venture (JV) with Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) to invest in social and core infrastructure projects in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

Feb 15, 2019

EuropeThe venture capital arm of Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala is preparing to launch a $400 million European fund to focus on the technology sector as well as a fund of funds later this year. 

Feb 15, 2019

Mergers_and_aquisitionsUK-based independent financial advisor (IFA) has acquired Prosperity, a wealth advisor based in the UAE.

Feb 08, 2019

Saudi Arabia real estateInvestors should be prepared for a short-term correction in Saudi Arabia’s real estate market following a surge in prices over the last few years, according to a local analyst.

Feb 08, 2019

Nasdaq Dubai has signed an agreement with index provider FTSE Russell to launch derivatives based on FTSE’s Saudi Arabia equity indexes.

Feb 01, 2019

Debt issuance in Mena markets is likely to exceed $80 billion according to a white paper penned by a trio of asset managers.

Feb 01, 2019

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund Public Investment Fund (PIF) is set to begin development of Neom, the $500 billion futuristic city which has become a key part of the government’s Vision 2030 economic reform plan.

Jan 25, 2019

Private_equity_searchThe Mena region’s private equity sector look set to face another challenging year following the slow fundraising that characterised the last 12 months.

Jan 25, 2019

Latin_AmericaAbraaj Group, the Dubai-based buyout firm, has found a buyer for its Latin American private equity business.

Jan 25, 2019

Computer_processor_chipThe Kuwait government is set to establish a $200 million fund for technology investments according to comments from its deputy prime minister and foreign minister.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

Jan 04, 2019

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

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...

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

Jan 04, 2019

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.

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.