REAL ESTATE

Feb 08, 2019

Saudi Arabia real estateInvestors should be prepared for a short-term correction in Saudi Arabia’s real estate market following a surge in prices over the last few years, according to a local analyst.

Jan 25, 2019

Dubai_skylineA Nasdaq Dubai-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) managed by Emirates NBD Asset Management has announced a number of additions to its board of directors.

Jan 18, 2019

US_savings_bondQatar’s sovereign wealth fund, the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), is looking to bolster its US portfolio and increase its assets to $45 billion in the next two years.

Jan 04, 2019

real estate funds growthThe growth of real estate investment trust (Reit) funds in Saudi Arabia is likely to decelerate in 2019 according to a recently published report.

Jan 04, 2019

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.

Nov 30, 2018

US_real_estateBahrain-based alternative fund manager Investcorp has splashed out $311 million to add to its US multi-family property portfolio.

Nov 23, 2018

Dubai_real_estateDubai-based Emirates NBD real estate investment trust (ENBD REIT) has agreed a three-year $75 million Islamic financing scheme with Standard Chartered.

Oct 12, 2018

Office_buildingsSaudi asset manager Sedco Capital has concluded a European real estate investment worth $179 million.

Sep 28, 2018

Real_estateDubai-based Gulf Islamic Investments (GII) has signed a joint venture with US boutique asset manager FD Stone Water (FDS) to manage real estate investments in the US.

Aug 31, 2018

UAE-based investment bank Shuaa Capital is looking to launch a real estate investment fund (REIT) in Saudi Arabia before the year-end, according to its chief executive Fawad Tariq Khan.

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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.