investment strategy

Nov 15, 2019

Oil_pumpsAbu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) and a number of international energy traders have teamed up with the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) to develop the world’s first Murban crude oil futures contracts.

Nov 15, 2019

New_York_Plaza_HotelSharia-compliant asset manager Sidra Capital has invested $206 million to acquire a US industrial real estate portfolio.

Nov 15, 2019

Junk_mail_envelopesOngoing political unrest and the government’s weak creditworthiness has led rating agency Moody’s to downgrade three of Lebanon’s largest banks to junk status.

Nov 08, 2019

Start-up fundNew York-based venture capital firm Modus Capital has unveiled a $75 million venture fund dedicated to startups in the Mena region.

Nov 08, 2019

Mena inflowsNon-resident capital inflows into the Mena region are forecast to jump by 21% in 2019 – from $165 billion to $200 billion.

Nov 08, 2019

Dubai_real_estateEquitativa, the fund manager that runs Dubai’s biggest real estate fund, has stated its intention to continue its cost-cutting drive after posting its third quarter results and reporting an 81% in net profit.

Nov 08, 2019

Emirates_NBD_buildingThe UAE’s banking system was given a ‘stable’ rating despite the country’s subdued economic growth, according to a recent report from rating agency Moody’s.

Nov 08, 2019

Processor_chipBahrain-based alternative investment firm Investcorp has teamed up with Hong Kong fund manager China Everbright to jointly manage a new fund focused on China’s technology sector.

Nov 01, 2019

High-profile investors, fund managers and politicians returned to Saudi Arabia’s flagship investment conference, following the fallout from Jamal Khashoggi’s demise.

Oct 25, 2019

Great_wall_of_ChinaBahrain’s venture capital firm Al Waha has invested an undisclosed sum in Beijing-based MSA Capital, via its fund of funds vehicle.

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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).

INTERVIEW: Totally mega

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...

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

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

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

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

Our panel discusses Chinese investment in Africa, financial institutions’ contribution to economic sustainability and regulatory concerns. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

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.

MENA ROUNDTABLE: ‘The story is about reforms’

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.