investment strategy

Jun 05, 2020

The performance of ESG funds during the Covid-19 pandemic when allied with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) governments’ sustainability plans should make them compelling choices for Mena-based investors, according to Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI).

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.

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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

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.

MENA ROUNDTABLE: ‘The story is about reforms’

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.