investment strategy

Aug 23, 2019

A three-year-old competitor of WeWork has achieved unicorn status with the help of the investment arm of Kuwait’s sovereign wealth fund.

Aug 15, 2019

Dubai-based investment manager Shuaa Capital has recorded a $15.3 million net loss for the first half of 2019, which it has put down to the costs associated with its planned merger with Abu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG). The loss contrasts with the $7.16 million profit made in the same period last year.

Aug 09, 2019

IPOThe head of a UAE-based asset manager has described the growing trend for UAE companies to launch their initial public offerings (IPOs) abroad rather than within the UAE as “a troubling sign”.

Aug 09, 2019

Khaled_Al_RumaihiA new chief executive has been announced at Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat.

Aug 09, 2019

Gulf_Cooperation_Council_flagsThe majority of Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) states will continue to run fiscal deficits and accumulate debt if oil prices remain moderate according to a recent report from rating agency Moody’s.

Aug 02, 2019

Robo-adviserSaudi Arabia’s securities regulator, the Saudi Capital Markets Authority (SMCA) has given the green light for two local firms, Wahed Capital and Haseed Investing Company, to test their robo-advisor services.

Aug 02, 2019

Start-upThe Public Investment Fund (PIF) is set to be a major investor in a controversial UK-based health tech start-up that provides a mobile app to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).

Aug 02, 2019

Invest_in_AfricaEgypt’s stock exchange is reportedly planning to list a mutual fund focused on African government debt as part of an effort to promote cross-border trading of African securities.

Aug 02, 2019

Signing_dealDubai-based asset manager Introspect Capital has selected Northern Trust as its global custodian.

Jul 26, 2019

WealthPersonal wealth in the UAE is forecast to rise by 8% per annum over the next five years – despite not having yet developed the wealth management market to capitalise on the growing wealth, according to a report from Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

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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.