investment strategy

Nov 16, 2018

licence approvalThe UAE’s securities watchdog has issued Allied Investment Partners (AIP) with a number of licences allowing it to offer a range of investment services.

Nov 16, 2018

credit riskRatings agency Moody’s has painted a mixed picture for credit risk in the Mena region and warned that policy decisions could play a key role in the effect of these risks on the respective financial markets in the region.

Nov 16, 2018

Egyptian_statuesUS-based venture capital firm Modus Capital is to launch in Egypt and develop a Mena-dedicated investment fund.

Nov 09, 2018

Contract_handshakeThe Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is set to buy the landmark London hotel Grosvenor House. A deal has been agreed with the US private equity firm Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp although the price has not been disclosed.

Nov 09, 2018

Robo-advisorRobo-advisor firm Sarwa has become the first graduate from the Dubai Financial Services Authority’s (DFSA) regulatory sandbox.

Nov 09, 2018

FintechDWS Group, formerly Deutsche Asset Management, has taken a 15% stake in Neo Technologies, a Dubai-based digital investment platform.

Nov 09, 2018

IPOInitial public offerings (IPOs) in the Mena region raised more than $350 million in Q3 this year.

Nov 02, 2018

John Flint, chief executive of HSBC, has stated that the fallout from the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is unlikely to lead to significant trade and investment outflows.

Oct 26, 2018

Saudi Arabian equitiesGlobal fund managers have withdrawn $650 million from Saudi Arabia’s equity markets in the last week in reaction to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of the country’s rulers who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Turkey.

Oct 26, 2018

Abu DhabiUK-based asset manager Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has appointed former Dubai Holding chief executive Edris Alrafi as its head of Middle East and Africa.

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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.