investment strategy

Apr 06, 2018

ETF listingQatar-based asset manager Amwal has listed what it claims is the largest exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the Gulf region.

Apr 06, 2018

CinemaThe Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF) has signed an agreement with global movie theatre operator AMC to open up to 40 cinemas across 15 cities in the next five years and more than 100 by 2030.

Apr 06, 2018

Abu DhabiThe Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) will open an office in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre located on Al Maryah island in Abu Dhabi.

Apr 06, 2018

Gold_barsThe World Gold Council and the Bahrain-based International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) are looking to develop a sharia-compliant standard for gold contracts that could see the asset class more widely employed in Islamic finance.

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.

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.