REAL ESTATE

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.

Jan 07, 2016

DubaiA haka, a power-station-turned-housing-development in London and a scathing critique of ‘Cold War thinking’ were just some of the surprises at the Middle East FundForum conference. George Mitton reports.

Jan 07, 2016

Experts from among the top asset management firms in the Gulf region discuss their economic forecasts in an environment of low oil prices.

Jan 07, 2016

Sarah-El-SerafyAsset management activities in Qatar are regulated by several laws. A fund may take the form of a joint stock company, limited liability or limited partnership and must be incorporated in Qatar.

Dec 08, 2015

Handshake 3Abu Dhabi-based alternative investment firm Gulf Capital has acquired Bico, an Asian firm that operates a hotel-booking network in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea, in a further sign of closer

Nov 24, 2015

Empty-pocketAlthough Saudi Arabia is reducing state spending in response to the low oil price, a policy of ring-fencing strategic projects, "is likely to come at the cost of wide and unsustainable

Nov 10, 2015

Profits upDoha-based investment group QInvest says its profits in the third quarter rose two-thirds compared with the same period in 2014, while revenues rose by more than a third.

Nov 03, 2015

New York cabThe Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is making good on its vow to step up investment in US assets by taking a 44% stake in an $8.6 billion dollar development project in west Manhattan.

Oct 27, 2015

Restructuring1Pinebridge Investments Middle East will undergo restructuring in the coming weeks as the US parent firm seeks to retain a distribution presence in the region.

Oct 07, 2015

Pie chart treeSovereign wealth funds such as ADIA are managing more of their money internally. George Mitton reports on a worrying trend for external asset managers.

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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.