NEWS

Nov 26, 2021

ESG worldMiddle Eastern investors may have traditionally focused on governance, but they are increasingly turning their attention to the economic and social aspects of responsibly investing, says GIB Asset Management’s head of strategy and chief sustainability officer, Venetia Bell.

Nov 26, 2021

Abu DhabiMubadala Capital, the asset management arm of the Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund, has commenced operation under a new ownership structure.

Nov 26, 2021

Fintech 2Dubai-based VentureSouq has launched a US$50 million fund targetting early stage fintech startups in the Mena region.

Nov 26, 2021

UAE marketsThe UAE has announced the launch of a US$10 billion investment fund focused on Turkey.

Nov 26, 2021

IPOBahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp has launched a pre-initial public offering (IPO) fund targetting Saudi companies.

Nov 19, 2021

Money launderingThe Central Bank of UAE has published new guidance on its anti-money laundering and counter- terrorist financing (AML/CFT) rules for licensed exchange houses.

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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.