NEWS

Jun 16, 2017

Private_equity_signThe sum of private equity and venture capital deals in the Middle East and North Africa rose last year but the total deal value fell.

Jun 16, 2017

Luxembourg-on_mapColumbia Threadneedle Investments has launched a Luxembourg-domiciled, sharia-compliant equity fund in partnership with Gatehouse Bank.

Jun 16, 2017

Pay_increaseMumtalakat, the sovereign wealth fund of Bahrain, says its profits more than doubled last year as it expanded into new sectors such as healthcare.

Jun 16, 2017

Green_energySedco Capital is hoping to capitalise on demand for environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing by combining these principles with its sharia-compliant strategies.

Jun 16, 2017

FinTechBahrain has set up a regulatory structure to allow financial technology companies to test products and services for a maximum of one year.

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Executive Interviews

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: A natural interest in the topic

Mar 08, 2017

Since 2016, Guillermo Ortiz has been a chairman of Latin America’s BTG Pactual. The former central banker of Mexico talks to Nick Fitzpatrick.

We’ll launch our first equity fund next year

Dec 08, 2016

Not many banks plant olive trees, but the Bank of Palestine has a social mission. It also has ambitious expansion plans, says chairman Hashim Shawa. He talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

SOUTH AFRICAN ROUNDTABLE: Spirit of Ubuntu

Mar 08, 2017

The move to a three-day settlement cycle, the appearance of new stock exchanges, and recent rules on hedge funds were discussed by our panel in Cape Town. Chaired by George Mitton.

ROUNDTABLE: Growing pains

Mar 08, 2017

Our panel in Qatar spoke about frustration with regulators, a shortage of listed companies and plans for a new financial city in Doha. Chaired by George Mitton.