investment strategy

Apr 06, 2018

ETF listingQatar-based asset manager Amwal has listed what it claims is the largest exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the Gulf region.

Apr 06, 2018

CinemaThe Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF) has signed an agreement with global movie theatre operator AMC to open up to 40 cinemas across 15 cities in the next five years and more than 100 by 2030.

Apr 06, 2018

Abu DhabiThe Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) will open an office in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre located on Al Maryah island in Abu Dhabi.

Apr 06, 2018

Gold_barsThe World Gold Council and the Bahrain-based International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) are looking to develop a sharia-compliant standard for gold contracts that could see the asset class more widely employed in Islamic finance.

Mar 29, 2018

Emerging marketsSaudi Arabia is to join FTSE Russell’s emerging market index from March 2019 in a move that is expected to bring in billions of dollars in overseas investment into the country.

Mar 29, 2018

Boardroom tableAbu Dhabi-based investment manager Waha Capital has elected a new board and approved a cash dividend at its annual general meeting.

Mar 29, 2018

GreeceAbu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investment Company has signed a memorandum of understanding with Greece’s New Economy Development Fund (Taneo) to develop a co-investment platform worth €400 million ($493 million).

Mar 29, 2018

Arabic_coinsThe Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) has issued three draft proposals concerning the regulation of sharia-compliant capital markets products.

Mar 29, 2018

Steel_factoryKuwait-based investment firm Global Investment House (Global) has successfully offloaded its controlling stake in Jazeera Steel, an Omani company listed on the Muscat Securities Market.

Mar 28, 2018

Merging fundsThe Abu Dhabi Investment Council is merging two of its biggest sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) to create a new investment vehicle with more than $200 billion in assets.

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Executive Interviews

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...

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.

Roundtables

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.

SOUTH AFRICA ROUNDTABLE: Airline syndrome

Jun 13, 2018

Our panellists tell us that instead of launching competing national projects, African countries should work together for the sake of a bigger capital market. Chaired by George Mitton in Cape Town.