investment strategy

Mar 02, 2018

Bonds_newspaperThe UAE’s largest bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), has issued a $650 million, five-year sukuk. The final price was registered as 95 basis points above midswaps, stated the bank.

Mar 02, 2018

Company_reshuffleDubai-based private equity firm Abraaj Group has appointed two new chief executives for its fund management business Abraaj Investment Management (AIM) as part of a management reshuffle.

Mar 02, 2018

Derivatives_screenAbu Dhabi-based brokerage Securities & Investment Company (Sico) UAE has become a member of Nasdaq Dubai’s equity derivatives market.

Mar 02, 2018

HSBC_DubaiHSBC Saudi Arabia has been selected as the custodian by Saudi Fransi Capital (SFC) for its range of private and public funds.

Feb 23, 2018

NasdaqInvestors in Dubai will be able to explore new hedging and investment possibilities following the launch by Nasdaq Dubai of futures contracts linked to the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) General Index.

Feb 23, 2018

Approved1The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has granted an asset management licence to Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) Capital making it one of the first authorised venture capital asset managers in the UAE.

Feb 23, 2018

Africa_mapAfrica’s largest private alternative investment manager, Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI), has hired Zomunoda Chizura as the head of its impact funds team.

Feb 23, 2018

SoftBank_branchMumtalakat, Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund, is considering investing in a private equity fund of SoftBank, a Japanese multinational.

Feb 23, 2018

Islamic_bankingThe largest Islamic bank in the UAE, Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), has celebrated the listing of a $1 billion sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai by ringing the exchange’s market opening bell.

Feb 16, 2018

Islamic_dealThe Central Bank of Oman and the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together on the supervision of firms operating in both markets.

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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.