REAL ESTATE

Aug 30, 2016

WarehouseDubai-based asset manager Rasmala has bought 72 warehouses in a sharia-compliant real estate investment deal backed by Ajman Bank.

Jul 12, 2016

Handshake1Phillip Sacks, a lawyer specialising in investment funds, has joined law firm Dechert in Dubai as a partner in its financial services group.

Jun 07, 2016

Aquisition1The main sovereign wealth fund of Qatar will pay $2.5 billion to acquire an office block in Singapore in a deal it says is the largest single-tower real estate transaction in the Asia-Pacific region.

Mar 07, 2016

Head-to-headWith a fragile currency, plunging returns on mining stocks, and fears of a downgrade to ‘junk’ status, there was plenty to discuss when Funds Global visited South Africa. Chaired by George Mitton and Alan Chalmers in Cape Town.

Mar 07, 2016

Fred-TabbalFrom property to private equity, ‘real asset’ funds are still the preferred choice of regional investors. The US is a key market, says Fred Tabbal of Maples Fund Services.

Mar 07, 2016

Fred-TabbalFrom property to private equity, ‘real asset’ funds are still the preferred choice of regional investors. The US is a key market, says Fred Tabbal of Maples Fund Services.

Mar 01, 2016

Dubai constructionDubai is constructing projects worth nearly $54 billion, confounding fears that low oil prices would dampen development in the Gulf emirate.

Jan 19, 2016

Emerging markets1Deutsche Bank has hired three equity analysts focused on emerging markets to join its team based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

Jan 07, 2016

Oil pumpsWith the likes of PineBridge Investments cutting back its Middle East operation and sovereign wealth funds withdrawing their money, it’s been a difficult year for asset managers in the Gulf. How long will this tough patch last? George Mitton reports.

Jan 07, 2016

Al-Jahili-fort Abu DhabiThe chief executive of the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange talks about accessibility, bringing new instruments to the exchange and encouraging firms to list. George Mitton reports.

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Executive Interviews

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.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: A natural interest in the topic

Mar 08, 2017

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

ROUNDTABLE: Charting the pace of reform

Nov 23, 2017

Saudi Arabian index inclusion, the onset of taxes and the Dana Gas controversy were among the issues discussed by our cross-industry panel. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

SOUTH AFRICAN ROUNDTABLE: Spirit of Ubuntu

Mar 08, 2017

The move to a three-day settlement cycle, the appearance of new stock exchanges, and recent rules on hedge funds were discussed by our panel in Cape Town. Chaired by George Mitton.