investment strategy

Sep 07, 2018

HandshakeSaudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund the Public Investment Fund (PIF) has appointed Andrew Liveris, former chairman and chief executive of Dow Chemical, as a special adviser.

Sep 07, 2018

robo-adviserSarwa, a Dubai-based robo-adviser, has secured $1.3 million in funding from investors including Middle East Venture Partners, a venture capital firm with offices in Beirut and Dubai. The capital will be used to finance Sarwa’s Mena expansion plans.

Sep 07, 2018

Banque Pâris Bertrand Sturdza dealBahrain-listed alternative investment manager Investcorp has bought a 40% stake in Swiss private bank Banque Pâris Bertrand Sturdza (PBS).

Sep 07, 2018

AuctionUK-based emerging market investor Actis has become the latest bidder for the funds of beleaguered buyout firm Abraaj.

Sep 07, 2018

Moodys_websiteRating agency Moody’s expects global sukuk issuance to reach $90-$100 billion by the end of 2018, keeping it in line with 2017 levels.

Aug 31, 2018

Dubai-based asset manager Amanat Investments has grown its portfolio to more than $540 million with the $38.58 million acquisition of a 69.3% stake in a Bahraini women’s hospital.

Aug 24, 2018

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is turning to international banks for a loan in the region of $11 billion, according to the Financial Times.

Aug 24, 2018

The Egyptian government is looking to increase its foreign direct investment by more than 40% and create 750,000 jobs in the current fiscal year as part of a five year development plan.

Aug 17, 2018

Saudi-based International Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) will team up with US fund manager Federated Investors to launch a sharia-compliant trade finance fund.

Aug 17, 2018

Individuals will be allowed to invest in Islamic bonds on Nasdaq Dubai by 2019, according to remarks from its chief executive.

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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.