investment strategy

Sep 14, 2018

Dubai_skylineDubai has claimed to be the largest asset management domicile in the Mena region after its financial hub, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), reported a 6% growth in registrations.

Sep 07, 2018

HandshakeSaudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund the Public Investment Fund (PIF) has appointed Andrew Liveris, former chairman and chief executive of Dow Chemical, as a special adviser.

Sep 07, 2018

robo-adviserSarwa, a Dubai-based robo-adviser, has secured $1.3 million in funding from investors including Middle East Venture Partners, a venture capital firm with offices in Beirut and Dubai. The capital will be used to finance Sarwa’s Mena expansion plans.

Sep 07, 2018

Banque Pâris Bertrand Sturdza dealBahrain-listed alternative investment manager Investcorp has bought a 40% stake in Swiss private bank Banque Pâris Bertrand Sturdza (PBS).

Sep 07, 2018

AuctionUK-based emerging market investor Actis has become the latest bidder for the funds of beleaguered buyout firm Abraaj.

Sep 07, 2018

Moodys_websiteRating agency Moody’s expects global sukuk issuance to reach $90-$100 billion by the end of 2018, keeping it in line with 2017 levels.

Aug 31, 2018

Dubai-based asset manager Amanat Investments has grown its portfolio to more than $540 million with the $38.58 million acquisition of a 69.3% stake in a Bahraini women’s hospital.

Aug 24, 2018

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is turning to international banks for a loan in the region of $11 billion, according to the Financial Times.

Aug 24, 2018

The Egyptian government is looking to increase its foreign direct investment by more than 40% and create 750,000 jobs in the current fiscal year as part of a five year development plan.

Aug 17, 2018

Saudi-based International Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) will team up with US fund manager Federated Investors to launch a sharia-compliant trade finance fund.

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Executive Interviews

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...

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.

Roundtables

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.

SOUTH AFRICA ROUNDTABLE: Airline syndrome

Jun 13, 2018

Our panellists tell us that instead of launching competing national projects, African countries should work together for the sake of a bigger capital market. Chaired by George Mitton in Cape Town.