investment strategy

Feb 22, 2019

Solar_farmLondon-based energy investment firm Exergy Capital has teamed up with Dalma Capital Management, an alternative investment manager based in Dubai, to launch what they claim is the world’s first sharia-compliant investment fund focused on the energy sector.

Feb 22, 2019

Investor_seminarAE-based broker Menacorp has partnered with the exchange Nasdaq Dubai for an initiative designed to raised local investors’ awareness of capital markets and its expanding opportunities in the region.

Feb 22, 2019

IPOs_downThe number and value of initial public offerings (IPOs) in the Mena region both fell in 2018 as companies deferred their plans to go public.

Feb 22, 2019

Islamic_bankingRating agency Moody’s has forecast that global sovereign and supranational sukuk issuance will reach record levels in the next two years recovering from the decline seen in 2018.

Feb 15, 2019

Dubai_constructionBahrain-based alternative manager Investcorp has announced a joint venture (JV) with Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) to invest in social and core infrastructure projects in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

Feb 15, 2019

EuropeThe venture capital arm of Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala is preparing to launch a $400 million European fund to focus on the technology sector as well as a fund of funds later this year. 

Feb 15, 2019

Mergers_and_aquisitionsUK-based independent financial advisor (IFA) has acquired Prosperity, a wealth advisor based in the UAE.

Feb 08, 2019

Saudi Arabia real estateInvestors should be prepared for a short-term correction in Saudi Arabia’s real estate market following a surge in prices over the last few years, according to a local analyst.

Feb 08, 2019

Nasdaq Dubai has signed an agreement with index provider FTSE Russell to launch derivatives based on FTSE’s Saudi Arabia equity indexes.

Feb 01, 2019

Debt issuance in Mena markets is likely to exceed $80 billion according to a white paper penned by a trio of asset managers.

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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.