investment strategy

Jan 04, 2019

Venture_capitalDubai-based venture capital firm Wamda Capital is set to launch its second investment fund in early 2019. It expects its first close to be in the second quarter of 2019 and is aiming to raise $100 million in capital.

Jan 04, 2019

real estate funds growthThe growth of real estate investment trust (Reit) funds in Saudi Arabia is likely to decelerate in 2019 according to a recently published report.

Jan 04, 2019

AmmanThe UK-based Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Jordan Securities Commission (JSC) to help implement new regulations in line with global best practice.

Jan 04, 2019

Merging_blocksTwo Saudi banks, National Commercial Bank and Riyad Bank, are searching for advisers ahead of their planned merger.

Jan 04, 2019

Romil_PatelFrom a foreign policy perspective, the MENA region was once considered predictable. That is no longer true, and investors have taken notice.

Jan 04, 2019

Cappadocia_TurkeyWith its large, vibrant economy and a considerable push on growth, Turkey is woven into the fabric of the emerging markets story, writes Romil Patel.

Jan 04, 2019

Dubai_marina_urban_skylineNew residency rules offer expats in the United Arab Emirates a chance to retire there – but as Indrajit Basu reports, there are strings attached.

Jan 04, 2019

Meysam_HamediAmid 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).

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.

Jan 04, 2019

Funds Global MENA asked a range of asset managers for their assessment of the past year and their predictions for the coming 12 months.

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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.