REGULATION

Nov 16, 2018

licence approvalThe UAE’s securities watchdog has issued Allied Investment Partners (AIP) with a number of licences allowing it to offer a range of investment services.

Nov 09, 2018

Robo-advisorRobo-advisor firm Sarwa has become the first graduate from the Dubai Financial Services Authority’s (DFSA) regulatory sandbox.

Nov 02, 2018

The UAE has issued a number of new laws designed to promote the state’s investment industry and to bring its regulations in line with international standards.

Sep 14, 2018

Deloitte_buildingFour new partners and a director have joined Deloitte’s Middle East risk advisory leadership team.

Aug 24, 2018

UAE-based ADAB Solutions has launched what it claims is the world’s first sharia-compliant cryptocurrency exchange.

Aug 17, 2018

Individuals will be allowed to invest in Islamic bonds on Nasdaq Dubai by 2019, according to remarks from its chief executive.

Aug 17, 2018

A standing committee of Saudi Arabia’s leading regulator has issued a statement reiterating the ban on the use of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.

Aug 03, 2018

Credit_Suisse_buildingCredit Suisse has stepped up its plans to expand in the Middle East by sending its chief executive to apply in person for a full banking licence from Saudi Arabia’s financial regulator.

Jul 27, 2018

Peer-to-peer_lendingFinancial watchdog Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has published a draft paper outlining a regulatory framework for private financing platforms (PFPs).

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.

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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.