REAL ESTATE

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.

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.

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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.