investment strategy

Mar 29, 2018

Emerging marketsSaudi Arabia is to join FTSE Russell’s emerging market index from March 2019 in a move that is expected to bring in billions of dollars in overseas investment into the country.

Mar 29, 2018

Boardroom tableAbu Dhabi-based investment manager Waha Capital has elected a new board and approved a cash dividend at its annual general meeting.

Mar 29, 2018

GreeceAbu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investment Company has signed a memorandum of understanding with Greece’s New Economy Development Fund (Taneo) to develop a co-investment platform worth €400 million ($493 million).

Mar 29, 2018

Arabic_coinsThe Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) has issued three draft proposals concerning the regulation of sharia-compliant capital markets products.

Mar 29, 2018

Steel_factoryKuwait-based investment firm Global Investment House (Global) has successfully offloaded its controlling stake in Jazeera Steel, an Omani company listed on the Muscat Securities Market.

Mar 28, 2018

Merging fundsThe Abu Dhabi Investment Council is merging two of its biggest sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) to create a new investment vehicle with more than $200 billion in assets.

Mar 28, 2018

DubaiInvestment conglomerate Dubai Holding has recruited Sharjil Anwar as its new chief financial officer.

Mar 28, 2018

Islamic_financeA group of investors led by Dubai Investments is to set up an Islamic bank that will list on Nasdaq Dubai.

Mar 28, 2018

VAT violationsMore than 3,500 value-added tax (VAT) violations have been reported by Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Zakat and Tax (GAZT), according to reports.

Mar 28, 2018

Software, dataAsset management software provider Objectway has signed a distribution agreement with Lebanon-based banking software firm BML Istisharat.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

Nov 23, 2017

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

Mar 08, 2017

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

ROUNDTABLE: Charting the pace of reform

Nov 23, 2017

Saudi Arabian index inclusion, the onset of taxes and the Dana Gas controversy were among the issues discussed by our cross-industry panel. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

SOUTH AFRICAN ROUNDTABLE: Spirit of Ubuntu

Mar 08, 2017

The move to a three-day settlement cycle, the appearance of new stock exchanges, and recent rules on hedge funds were discussed by our panel in Cape Town. Chaired by George Mitton.