investment strategy

Sep 06, 2019

BlackRock_branchUS-based BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has opened its office in Saudi Arabia.

Sep 06, 2019

Investment_portfolioThe Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) has teamed up with Dubai-based asset manager Alpen Asset Advisers to launch the Dananeer Fund, a $100 million investment vehicle.

Sep 06, 2019

QatarAventicum Capital Management Qatar (ACMQ), the asset manager jointly established by Credit Suisse and the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), has acquired selected funds and mandates from Qatar-based asset manager, Amwal.

Aug 29, 2019

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has reportedly agreed the terms of a $10 billion loan it is seeking from a number of investment banks.

Aug 23, 2019

Goldman Sachs is contending for a role in the initial public offering of Saudi Arabia’s Aramco in what could be the world’s largest ever listing, with a potential worth of $100 billion.

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.


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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.


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.