NEWS

Apr 16, 2021

London UKDubai-based Gulf Islamic Investments (GII) has added to its portfolio of UK real estate after signing a £60 million deal for a London property.

Apr 16, 2021

DeclineListed companies in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) saw their 2020 earnings fall to their lowest level in five years.

Apr 16, 2021

LaunchA new wealth management business aimed at private and corporate clients has opened its doors in Dubai. .

Apr 16, 2021

Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the emirate’s international financial centre, has created a new division to pursue post-pandemic business development opportunities.

Apr 09, 2021

Regulations Fund managers in Abu Dhabi using special purpose vehicles (SPVs) will have to demonstrate they have a significant presence in the UAE or else be licensed as a corporate service provider (CSP) as a result of new legislation.

Apr 09, 2021

Saudi ArabiaThe Saudi stock exchange, Tadawul, is to become a holding company ahead of an initial public offering (IPO) planned for later this year.

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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.