REAL ESTATE

Apr 13, 2018

Islamic_real_estateLa Francaise Forum Securities (FS), the French investment manager’s real estate division, has launched what it claims is one of the first sharia-compliant real estate securities separately managed accounts.

Feb 09, 2018

Lenovo_logoBahrain’s sovereign wealth fund, Mumtalakat Holding Company, has partnered with US-based Sentinel Real Estate Investment Corporation to acquire the US campus of computer manufacturer Lenovo.

Feb 02, 2018

Sovereign-wealth-fundsAlternative investments now make up almost a quarter (23%) of all sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) asset allocations, according to a report from PwC.

Feb 02, 2018

Dubai_real_estateAfter a challenging 2017, Dubai’s real estate sector is predicted to undergo a year of disruption in 2018 thanks to the introduction of VAT and the emergence of new technology, according to a report from Deloitte.

Nov 24, 2017

Lagos_citySouth African asset manager Vantage Capital has invested $12.5 million in the Nigerian property developer behind a major mall in Lagos.

Mar 10, 2017

Charlotte, North CarolinaQatar-based investment firm QInvest has acquired a plot in Charlotte, North Carolina in partnership with a Gulf-based investor.

Oct 15, 2016

Real estate2Saudi Arabian asset manager Al Rajhi Capital has raised the equivalent of $155 million for a closed-ended fund investing in logistics infrastructure such as warehouses in western Europe.

Sep 20, 2016

We are movingThe Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) is relocating to a new "financial city" in the Msheireb area of Doha where it plans to bring together all licensed firms.

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.

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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.