REAL ESTATE

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.

Mar 07, 2016

Head-to-headWith a fragile currency, plunging returns on mining stocks, and fears of a downgrade to ‘junk’ status, there was plenty to discuss when Funds Global visited South Africa. Chaired by George Mitton and Alan Chalmers in Cape Town.

Mar 07, 2016

Fred-TabbalFrom property to private equity, ‘real asset’ funds are still the preferred choice of regional investors. The US is a key market, says Fred Tabbal of Maples Fund Services.

Mar 07, 2016

Fred-TabbalFrom property to private equity, ‘real asset’ funds are still the preferred choice of regional investors. The US is a key market, says Fred Tabbal of Maples Fund Services.

Mar 01, 2016

Dubai constructionDubai is constructing projects worth nearly $54 billion, confounding fears that low oil prices would dampen development in the Gulf emirate.

Jan 19, 2016

Emerging markets1Deutsche Bank has hired three equity analysts focused on emerging markets to join its team based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

Jan 07, 2016

Oil pumpsWith the likes of PineBridge Investments cutting back its Middle East operation and sovereign wealth funds withdrawing their money, it’s been a difficult year for asset managers in the Gulf. How long will this tough patch last? George Mitton reports.

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

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.

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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.