investment strategy

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).

Jul 26, 2019

Dow_chemicalKuwait’s sovereign wealth fund, the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), has recorded $19 billion profit from its investments in a number of global firms, according to Kuwait’s finance minister Nayef Al Hajraf.

Jul 26, 2019

Private_equityBahrain-based alternative asset manager Investcorp has closed its first Indian private equity fund after raising $142 million in capital commitment.

Jul 26, 2019

Abu DhabiVeteran banker Amr Al Menhali has been appointed as the new chief executive of Abu Dhabi-based investment firm Waha Capital.

Jul 19, 2019

Waiting_for_interviewAbu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund is to undergo a recruitment drive as it looks to increase the active management of its near €700 billion investment portfolio.

Jul 19, 2019

AcquisitionThe carving up of beleaguered buy-out firm Abraaj continues following the news that UK private equity firm Actis has acquired the management rights to two of its funds.

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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.