investment strategy

May 18, 2018

Abu_DhabiADS Investment Solutions, a subsidiary of UAE-based financial firm ADS Securities, is planning to launch an ETF focused on Saudi Arabian equities.

May 18, 2018

Moodys_websiteDubai-based investment manager Mashreq Capital (DIFC) has paid the price for its high turnover of chief executives – four in less than 10 months - after it was downgraded by rating agency Moody’s.

May 18, 2018

VATThe Kuwaiti government has announced that it will not implement value-added tax before 2021. Instead it will continue with the introduction of an excise tax on certain goods.

May 11, 2018

Kuwait_cityPrivate investors are being encouraged to invest in infrastructure projects in Kuwait thanks to an attractive investment climate, according to a report from Deloitte.

May 11, 2018

Iran_nuclear_dealInvestors should expect an increase in market volatility and ensure they are diversified in the wake of the US president’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal this week.

May 11, 2018

DIFCUK-based Bank of London and the Middle East (BLME) has opened a branch in the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC).

May 11, 2018

Saxo_BankDenmark’s Saxo Bank has appointed Steve Weller as chief executive for the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region.

May 11, 2018

Standard-CharteredStandard Chartered has hired Chris van Staden as regional head of securities services, Africa and Middle East (AME).

May 04, 2018

CryptocurrenciesRegulatory authorities in Abu Dhabi have proposed a legislative framework to bring more order to crypto asset activity in the region and to attract institutional investors.

May 04, 2018

Wind_farmThe Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), a sovereign wealth fund created to invest the income from oil exports, says it may increase its investment in renewable energy.

Pages

Sponsored Profiles

There’s no doubt that Africa has been seen increasingly as an attractive prospect for inbound investment in recent years, with investors seeing real potential in the continent, particularly in the private equity, infrastructure and real estate asset classes, as it experiences strong economic growth.

Plausible explanations exist for why low-volatility stocks perform better than their high-volatility counterparts.

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.