News

Renaissance Capital hires trading head in Dubai

Dubai1Emerging and frontier market investment firm Renaissance Capital has hired Maxim Perlin as head of trading in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), based in Dubai. Perlin, who previously worked for United Capital Partners and United Financial Group and most recently for a business consultancy in Dubai, will report to Ahmed Badr, chief executive of Renaissance Capital's MENA business. "His deep experience and knowledge in trading emerging markets will significantly enhance our MENA execution capabilities," said Badr. The company says Perlin will work with Renaissance teams in London, Moscow and South Africa as he executes trades for the firm. Renaissance Capital set up its Dubai-based business in the third quarter of 2014. Last October, the firm said it had hired Mohamed Zeinelabedin as a research analyst covering the consumer and retail sectors. ©2016 funds global mena

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

Jan 04, 2019

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

Jun 13, 2018

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...

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

Jan 04, 2019

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.

MENA ROUNDTABLE: ‘The story is about reforms’

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.