investment strategy

Jul 12, 2019

Islamic_bankingAbu Dhabi-based Islamic finance firm ADCorp is working with US active asset manager Sands Capital to develop a sharia-compliant portfolio of funds for its investor base.

Jul 05, 2019

Solar_farmThe UAE has followed Saudi Arabia in allowing 100% foreign ownership of companies in certain sectors.

Jul 05, 2019

Abu_DhabiInvest Abu Dhabi has launched a new asset management business which will focus on the Mena equities market.

Jul 05, 2019

REITENBD Reit, the real estate investment trust managed by Emirates NBD Asset Management, has secured a sharia-compliant financing facility with Mashreq Bank worth $177 million over 12 years.

Jul 05, 2019

Real_estate_fundTwo real estate funds are reportedly in talks with Kuwait’s Capital Markets Authority (CMA) to be listed on the country’s stock exchange, Boursa Kuwait.

Jul 05, 2019

Islamic_financeA leading figure in the Islamic finance market has called for a greater effort to counter the absence of third-party guarantees in sharia-compliant financing transactions.

Jun 28, 2019

Emerging_marketsKuwait is set to follow in the footsteps of Saudi Arabia after index provider MSCI announced it would upgrade Kuwait’s stocks to emerging market status.

Jun 28, 2019

Merging_blocksThe reverse takeover of Dubai-based Shuaa Capital by Abu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG) has been agreed after the former’s board gave its approval.

Jun 28, 2019

Saudi_Arabian_stockSaudi Arabia’s stock exchange (Tadawul) has introduced new rules that will allow overseas investors to take controlling stakes in listed companies and for non-financial companies to invest in Saudi stocks.

Jun 28, 2019

SavingsAbu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) has unveiled a new savings plan designed to boost the use of mutual funds among UAE residents.


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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.