investment strategy

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.

Jan 04, 2019

Merging_blocksTwo Saudi banks, National Commercial Bank and Riyad Bank, are searching for advisers ahead of their planned merger.

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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.