REAL ESTATE

Jan 14, 2015

DubaiBy opening its stock market to foreigners and building a financial district in Riyadh, could Saudi Arabia seize prominence as the Gulf region’s financial hub? Not for some time, finds Dave Waller.

Jan 14, 2015

Magnifying glassIn 2008, the private equity industry in the MENA region raised $6.4 billion. In 2013, it raised a tenth of that. We ask regional experts whether the market can recover.

Jan 14, 2015

Zawya logoMajor Gulf markets posted third quarter double-digit gains, while Emaar Malls Group grabbed attention with the largest IPO on UAE markets in five years.

Nov 19, 2014

IPOA Saudi Arabian retail and real estate group plans to raise $2 billion from the initial public offering (IPO) of its Arabian Centres malls unit in 2016.

Nov 17, 2014

MergingEIIB-Rasmala is opening discussions about joint ventures to expand its investment activities in Egypt and other parts of Africa.

Nov 11, 2014

Dubai marinaStockholm-based East Capital, which made its name investing in the Balkans, Baltics and Central Asia, will now invest in global frontier markets with a research hub based in Dubai.

Oct 08, 2014

IPOThe Dubai stock exchange gained a boost after the emirate's largest listed real estate development company announced plans for new initial public offerings (IPOs).

Sep 16, 2014

FamilyRaising capital, gaining foreign investors, avoiding succession disputes – there are many reasons for family businesses to go public. Regulators are starting to offer incentives to help them, finds Dave Waller.

Sep 16, 2014

Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and even London aspire to be hubs for Islamic finance, but Bahrain still has a strong and respected role in this sector. Funds Global asked some key players in the country about the latest developments.

Sep 16, 2014

Valerie MantotFund administrators must make a special effort to prove their value in a market where many asset managers can legally do administration themselves. Valérie Mantot, regional head for Sanne Group, tells George Mitton how it works.

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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

Middle East Investor Roundtable 2020: Dimensions of diversification

Investors in the Middle East consider the tools that will be needed to navigate the Covid-19 crisis, the continued appetite for dividend and why it’s all about tech. Chaired by Romil Patel.

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.