NEWS

Sep 17, 2021

Riyadh-Saudi ArabiaThe Saudi government has announced the formation of a committee tasked with regulating foreign investment levels.

Sep 17, 2021

HiredDanish online trading and investment firm Saxo Bank has appointed a chief executive for the Mena region.

Sep 17, 2021

Cyber securityRiyadh-based Mulkia Investment Company has launched a fund focused on cyber security companies.

Sep 17, 2021

Fintech2Bahrain-based alternatives firm Investcorp has acquired MIR Limited, a UK-based fintech.

Sep 17, 2021

Venture capitalDubai-based venture capital firm 500 Startups has rebranded as 500 Global amid an expansion of its investment strategy.

Sep 10, 2021

Schroders buildingSchroders has announced a long-term strategic partnership with Oman’s Bank Muscat that will combine Schroders funds with the bank’s local distribution network.

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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.