investment strategy

Oct 11, 2019

HandshakeUAE-based investment manager Mubadala Capital has added three senior executives to its European leadership team.

Oct 11, 2019

InvestmentOmani asset manager Sohar International has entered into a strategic alliance with EFG International, a private Swiss bank that will see the two join efforts in promoting their investment products.

Oct 11, 2019

Start-upDubai-based venture capital (VC) firm Beco Capital has raised $100 million after closing its second fund.

Oct 04, 2019

GCC countriesFunds domiciled in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) enjoyed net inflows of $2.5 billion in the first half of 2019 according to a report from financial markets data vendor, Refinitiv.

Oct 04, 2019

ESG investmentsMore than two-thirds (67%) of sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East have an environmental, social and governance policy (ESG), according to a survey conducted by fund manager Invesco.

Oct 04, 2019

BlockchainInvao, a fintech based in Dubai, has announced what it says is the first bond to be issued on the Ethereum blockchain.

Oct 04, 2019

The Hagia Sophia cathedralThe Turkish sovereign wealth fund (TVF) is set to make a series of investments into greenfield energy projects as sovereign funds continue to enhance their ESG credentials.

Oct 02, 2019

Allan_WoodThere’s no doubt that Africa has been seen increasingly as an attractive prospect for inbound investment in recent years, with investors seeing real potential in the continent, particularly in the private equity, infrastructure and real estate asset classes, as it experiences strong economic growth.

Sep 27, 2019

Global real estateOutbound investment in global real estate (RE) from the Middle East rose by 62% in the first half of 2019, making it the fastest growing region for such investment.

Sep 27, 2019

Indonesian_infrastructureIndonesia and the UAE are exploring the feasibility of establishing a sovereign wealth fund (SWF) to act as an alternative financing vehicle for infrastructure investment.

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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.