investment strategy

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.

Jul 19, 2019

Start-upThe appetite for early stage investments among Mena’s venture capital firms is on the increase according to a report which shows that capital investment in Mena-based startups has increased by 66% so far in 2019, from $283 in the first half of 2018 to $471 for H1 in 2019.

Jul 19, 2019

Low_ratingRating agency Moody’s has issued a negative rating outlook to the Government of Sharjah citing its deteriorating fiscal position and the absence of significant fiscal consolidation measures.

Jul 19, 2019

Loan_applicationSaudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fun, the Public Investment Fund, is reportedly close to securing a $10 billion loan after agreeing terms with 10 investment banks.

Jul 12, 2019

Noor_Bank_branchUAE-based Noor Bank has teamed up with European asset manager Azimut to launch a US dollar sharia-compliant fixed maturity plan.

Jul 12, 2019

Cairo_pyramidsHSBC Securities Services has extended its onshore issuer services business to the UAE and Egypt.

Jul 12, 2019

Sustainable investingDubai is attempting to forge a niche as the region’s leading financial hub for ESG investment through a newly convened, government-backed initiative.

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.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

Jan 04, 2019

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

Jun 13, 2018

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...

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

Jan 04, 2019

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’

Jun 13, 2018

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.