investment strategy

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.

Sep 27, 2019

Server_roomUAE-based investment company Mubadala has struck a deal to invest $500 million in Cologix, the US data centre.

Sep 27, 2019

Standard_and_PoorsStandard & Poor’s decision to upgrade Kuwait to its Global and Emerging Benchmark indices is likely to keep investment tailwinds strong, according to ETF issuer HANetf.

Sep 20, 2019

Saudi_Arabian_stockSaudi-based alternative asset manager Alkhabeer Capital is to launch an open-ended investment fund that will be floated on the Saudi stock exchange (Tadawul).

Sep 20, 2019

Gulf_Cooperation_CouncilThe GCC’s asset management industry is set for a decade of steady growth thanks to increased foreign investment and economic diversification.

Sep 13, 2019

Egypt_mapEgypt's long awaited sovereign wealth fund will go live in October according to the country's minister of finance.

Sep 13, 2019

Mergers_and_acquisitionsAny concern that investment in Saudi Arabia would be adversely affected by the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the links with crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman appear to be misplaced with the kingdom enjoying a boost in merger and acquisitions and an increase in IPO activity.

Sep 13, 2019

Moody'sFragile investor confidence, a slowing global economy and political risk in the Middle East has increased the risk of a tightening in financing conditions in certain emerging markets, including Mena, according to Moody’s Investor Services.

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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.