investment strategy

Feb 01, 2019

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund Public Investment Fund (PIF) is set to begin development of Neom, the $500 billion futuristic city which has become a key part of the government’s Vision 2030 economic reform plan.

Jan 25, 2019

Private_equity_searchThe Mena region’s private equity sector look set to face another challenging year following the slow fundraising that characterised the last 12 months.

Jan 25, 2019

Latin_AmericaAbraaj Group, the Dubai-based buyout firm, has found a buyer for its Latin American private equity business.

Jan 25, 2019

Computer_processor_chipThe Kuwait government is set to establish a $200 million fund for technology investments according to comments from its deputy prime minister and foreign minister.

Jan 18, 2019

Private_equityBahrain-based alternative manager Investcorp has teamed up with UK private equity firm Coller Capital to form a $1 billion European private equity portfolio.

Jan 18, 2019

US_savings_bondQatar’s sovereign wealth fund, the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), is looking to bolster its US portfolio and increase its assets to $45 billion in the next two years.

Jan 18, 2019

Islamic_dealThe Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the investment industry in their respective countries.

Jan 11, 2019

Dollar_pressInternational investors have clamoured to buy Saudi Arabia’s first dollar bond issuance since the international outcry over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Jan 11, 2019

AcquisitionItalian asset manager Azimut has struck an agreement to acquire 100% of Rasmala Egypt Asset Management from its parent Rasmala Group for an undisclosed sum.

Jan 11, 2019

ApprovedSpecialist fixed income asset manager AD Global Investments has been awarded a licence to manage funds and assets by the regulatory authority of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM).

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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.