investment strategy

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).

Jan 04, 2019

Gavel_lawbooksLawmakers in the UAE are set to announce more details on the changes to investment rules including which sectors will allow 100% foreign ownership of onshore businesses.

Jan 04, 2019

Venture_capitalDubai-based venture capital firm Wamda Capital is set to launch its second investment fund in early 2019. It expects its first close to be in the second quarter of 2019 and is aiming to raise $100 million in capital.

Jan 04, 2019

real estate funds growthThe growth of real estate investment trust (Reit) funds in Saudi Arabia is likely to decelerate in 2019 according to a recently published report.

Jan 04, 2019

AmmanThe UK-based Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Jordan Securities Commission (JSC) to help implement new regulations in line with global best practice.


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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.


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.