investment strategy

Jan 04, 2019

Funds Global MENA asked a range of asset managers for their assessment of the past year and their predictions for the coming 12 months.

Jan 04, 2019

FactoryWith concerns over climate change growing, DWS sought advice from a range of experts. The asset manager’s senior ESG strategist, Murray Birt, explains.

Jan 04, 2019

Cheese_boardFunds Europe’s annual report on the French industry looks at business over the past year, as firms respond to ever-greater pressure on fees and increased competition in an already competitive domestic market.

Dec 14, 2018

InvestingThere was an 8.66% increase in the total value of private investment funds in Saudi Arabia in the third quarter of 2018, according to data from the Saudi Capital Market Authority (SCMA).

Dec 14, 2018

IPOSaudi-based alternative investment manager Alkhabeer Capital has successfully closed the initial public offering (IPO) of its real estate investment trust (REIT) fund.

Dec 14, 2018

Contract handshakeThe Saudi Venture Capital Company (SVCC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with US venture capital (VC) investor Tim Draper to establish a VC investment fund to finance small and medium enterprises in the heath, finance, education, energy and agricultural sectors.

Dec 14, 2018

digital settlementThe central banks of UAE and Saudi Arabia have teamed up to launch the first cross-border payments using a digital currency.

Dec 07, 2018

ApprovedIn an effort to boost its funds industry, the UAE has announced plans to expand its investment fund licensing regime across the country.

Dec 07, 2018

Desert_oil_pumpsQatar, the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG), is set to withdraw from Opec after more than 60 years as a member of the oil cartel.

Dec 07, 2018

Contract_handshakeDubai-based investment manager has teamed up with London-based Mena Capital to develop a number of new equities offerings.

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Aberdeen Asset Management has set up its first Middle East office in the newly established Abu Dhabi Global Market. Andrew Paul, senior executive officer, explains why.

A recent sovereign bond issue from Saudi Arabia underlines the appeal of emerging market investing. What must investors consider when allocating to this asset class? Firas Mallah of BMO Global Asset Management shares his views.

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.