investment strategy

May 21, 2020

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has disclosed the extent of its shopping spree in late March after reporting that it spent more than $3 billion to acquire stakes in flagship companies such as BP, Boeing, Citigroup and Facebook.

May 15, 2020

Saudi-based investment manager Musharaka Capital has partnered with Securrency, a blockchain technology provider, to develop a regulated platform for issuing digital securities.

May 15, 2020

Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund, Mubadala, has reportedly started hiring banks to help with a planned bond issuance.

Apr 24, 2020

Financial_crisisA number of the biggest sovereign wealth funds in the Mena region have embarked on a shopping spree, snapping up assets in distressed markets.

Apr 24, 2020

ESG_worldA new financial index detailing the ESG credentials of 20 UAE-based companies has been unveiled by Dubai Financial Market (DFM).

Apr 24, 2020

Start-upA Saudi venture capital firm has led a funding round for a UAE-based startup offering an immersive video app.

Apr 24, 2020

It has been reported that an investment company backed by the Abu Dhabi royal family has acquired a $1 billion stake in the hypermarket chain, Lulu Group.

Apr 17, 2020

Invest_in_AfricaInternational Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment management arm of the World Bank, will invest $20 million in a private equity fund focused on North Africa.

Apr 17, 2020

ApprovedUK fund manager Hambro Perks is celebrating the award of a Venture Capital Fund Manager licence from the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the emirate’s international financial centre.

Apr 17, 2020

Advisory boardDubai-based venture capital (VC) firm Global Millennial Capital is to appoint an advisory board to bring it in line with international corporate governance standards.

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Executive Interviews

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