investment strategy

Apr 13, 2018

Funds repatriationA recently published bond prospectus has confirmed that Qatar’s largest sovereign wealth fund (SWF) has repatriated $20 billion in an attempt to shore up its banking sector, which is feeling the effects of a trade embargo from its Gulf neighbours.

Apr 13, 2018

Asia-PacificMashreq Bank, the Dubai-based lender, has developed a $1 billion, multi-currency certificate of deposit (CD) programme in Hong Kong designed to attract institutional investors in Asia.

Apr 13, 2018

Real_estate_fundDubai-based real estate developer Damac has begun marketing a $400 million, five-year sukuk.

Apr 13, 2018

Gavel, law booksThe Libyan Investment Authority (LIA), Libya’s embattled sovereign wealth fund, is suing US bank JP Morgan and Libyan businessman Walid Al-Giamhi in a London court.

Apr 13, 2018

Islamic_real_estateLa Francaise Forum Securities (FS), the French investment manager’s real estate division, has launched what it claims is one of the first sharia-compliant real estate securities separately managed accounts.

Apr 06, 2018

AirportSaudi investment manager NCB Capital has launched a global aviation fund after raising $200 million in commitments through private placement.

Apr 06, 2018

ETF listingQatar-based asset manager Amwal has listed what it claims is the largest exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the Gulf region.

Apr 06, 2018

CinemaThe Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF) has signed an agreement with global movie theatre operator AMC to open up to 40 cinemas across 15 cities in the next five years and more than 100 by 2030.

Apr 06, 2018

Abu DhabiThe Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) will open an office in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre located on Al Maryah island in Abu Dhabi.

Apr 06, 2018

Gold_barsThe World Gold Council and the Bahrain-based International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) are looking to develop a sharia-compliant standard for gold contracts that could see the asset class more widely employed in Islamic finance.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

Nov 23, 2017

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

Mar 08, 2017

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

ROUNDTABLE: Charting the pace of reform

Nov 23, 2017

Saudi Arabian index inclusion, the onset of taxes and the Dana Gas controversy were among the issues discussed by our cross-industry panel. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

SOUTH AFRICAN ROUNDTABLE: Spirit of Ubuntu

Mar 08, 2017

The move to a three-day settlement cycle, the appearance of new stock exchanges, and recent rules on hedge funds were discussed by our panel in Cape Town. Chaired by George Mitton.