investment strategy

Apr 18, 2019

CitiUS banking giant Citi has announced the opening of its first office in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM).

Apr 12, 2019

InvestingUAE-based National Bank of Fujairah (NBF) has started an investment management business aimed at institutional investors, high net worth investors and the mass affluent.

Apr 12, 2019

Tax_calculatorA tax treaty between Saudi Arabia and UAE designed to provide a more flexible investment climate for the two countries has come into effect.

Apr 12, 2019

DubaiVeteran private banker Mubashar Ayoob has been appointed by Deutsche Bank as the head of its wealth management business in the Gulf region.

Apr 12, 2019

Nizwa_Souk-OmanOman-based Islamic bank, Bank Nizwa, is launching its first wealth management office in its home city of Nizwa.

Apr 05, 2019

Kuwait_city_skylineEuropean independent white-label ETF platform HANetf has announced the debut of its KMEFIC FTSE Kuwait Equity Ucits ETF, which it claims is the first European ETF to offer pure play exposure to Kuwait equities.

Apr 05, 2019

HandshakeSwiss investment manager Unigestion has expanded its sales team with the appointment of Cyrille Urfer as head of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) and institutional clients Middle East.

Apr 05, 2019

World_Bank_buildingConcerns about the slowdown in Mena’s largest export markets and a pressing need for economic reforms have led the World Bank has cut its 2019 growth forecast for the region.

Mar 29, 2019

Robo-adviserThe Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has issued directives on digital financial advice following a consultation with the industry.

Mar 29, 2019

Real_estate_fundSaudi-based fund manager Shuaa Capital has unveiled its first real estate investment trust (Shuaa Reit) after gaining regulatory approval for the closed-ended and publicly traded fund from the Capital Market Authority of Saudi Arabia.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

Jan 04, 2019

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

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...

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

Jan 04, 2019

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’

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.