investment strategy

Feb 16, 2018

Kenya_schoolAlternative asset management advisory firm Investbridge Capital has helped to arrange a $20m investment by conglomerate Dubai Investments into Africa Crest Education Holdings (ACE).

Feb 09, 2018

Solar_panelsSaudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is reportedly in talks to acquire a 10% stake in Saudi energy firm Acwa Power International, according to a report in Bloomberg.

Feb 09, 2018

BitcoinThe United Arab Emirates’ financial regulator has warned investors about the risks of cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings (ICOs) following a volatile few weeks for cryptocurrencies.

Feb 09, 2018

Healthcare1Dubai-based private equity firm Abraaj Group has denied accusations that it misspent funds intended for a number of healthcare projects in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

Feb 09, 2018

Lenovo_logoBahrain’s sovereign wealth fund, Mumtalakat Holding Company, has partnered with US-based Sentinel Real Estate Investment Corporation to acquire the US campus of computer manufacturer Lenovo.

Feb 02, 2018

Sovereign-wealth-fundsAlternative investments now make up almost a quarter (23%) of all sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) asset allocations, according to a report from PwC.

Feb 02, 2018

LogisticsHSBC Saudi Arabia has appointed Bahrain-based Arcapita as an advisor to its $150m logistics fund. Arcapita will be expected to help HSBC identify assets as well as providing asset management and fund administration services for a fund targeting warehouses and other logistics assets in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Feb 02, 2018

Dubai_real_estateAfter a challenging 2017, Dubai’s real estate sector is predicted to undergo a year of disruption in 2018 thanks to the introduction of VAT and the emergence of new technology, according to a report from Deloitte.

Feb 02, 2018

Power_stationOne of Africa’s largest infrastructure equity fund managers, Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), has acquired a minority share in the Amandi IPP power plant located in western Ghana.

Dec 01, 2017

Moodys_websiteA ruling in a dispute over sukuk issued by Dana Gas is “credit positive” for Islamic finance, according to a ratings agency.

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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.