investment strategy

Jan 24, 2020

Gulf_Cooperation_CouncilThe Gulf Investment Fund (GIF), an exchange listed fund focused on equity investments in the GCC, has posted a 2.4% increase in net asset value (NAV) for the last quarter of 2019 which falls  below the 4.4% gain made by the S&P GCC index.

Jan 24, 2020

Start-upThe Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) has allocated $16.3 million to invest in a new batch of startups that have applied to its Ventures Fund.

Jan 24, 2020

Islamic_bankingBahrain sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat has seen strong demand for its recently issued sukuk having received orders in excess of $4 billion for a $500 million Islamic bond.

Jan 17, 2020

Sustainable_investingAbu Dhabi Future Energy company (Masdar) has launched what it claims is the first ‘green’ real estate investment trust (REIT) in the UAE.

Jan 17, 2020

Indian_affordable_housingBahrain-based alternative investment firm Investcorp has raised $130 million for an affordable housing fund in India.

Jan 17, 2020

Egyptian_statuesThe newly established sovereign wealth fund (SWF) in Egypt has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with an Egyptian construction firm to jointly invest in infrastructure, water and renewable energy projects in Egypt.

Jan 17, 2020

SearchAlmost a quarter (23%) of Middle East wealth management clients plan to change their providers over the next three years, according to a survey from EY.

Jan 17, 2020

Fertility_treatmentAbu Dhabi-based buy-out company Gulf Capital is set to make it second biggest private equity investment after splashing out more than $100 million to acquire a fertility treatment provider.

Jan 10, 2020

RebrandingKuwaiti fund manager Kamco has unveiled its new Kamco Invest brand following the integration of Global Investment House, a fellow Kuwaiti fund manager which it acquired in November 2019.

Jan 10, 2020

Crypto exchangeThe financial regulator in Qatar has announced a ban on all digital asset services as part of a clampdown on cryptocurrencies.

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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).

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INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

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EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: A natural interest in the topic

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Roundtables

Middle East Investor Roundtable 2020: Dimensions of diversification

Investors in the Middle East consider the tools that will be needed to navigate the Covid-19 crisis, the continued appetite for dividend and why it’s all about tech. Chaired by Romil Patel.

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

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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.