NEWS

Feb 16, 2018

Islamic_dealThe Central Bank of Oman and the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together on the supervision of firms operating in both markets.

Feb 16, 2018

DubaiA former Goldman Sachs banker has been appointed as the chief executive of Dubai Holding, the investment vehicle of the emirate’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.

Feb 16, 2018

gavel_law_booksA high court judge in the UK has ruled in favour of investors holding $700 million of Islamic bonds (sukuk) issued by UAE-based energy producer Dana Gas which last year refused to redeem the bonds on the grounds that they were no longer Shariah-compliant or legal in the UAE.

Feb 16, 2018

Kenya_schoolAlternative asset management advisory firm Investbridge Capital has helped to arrange a $20m investment by conglomerate Dubai Investments into Africa Crest Education Holdings (ACE).

Feb 16, 2018

Increase in net income Bahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp has reported a 16% increase in its net income for the last six months of 2018, also the first six months of financial year for 2018.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

Nov 23, 2017

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

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.

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: Charting the pace of reform

Nov 23, 2017

Saudi Arabian index inclusion, the onset of taxes and the Dana Gas controversy were among the issues discussed by our cross-industry panel. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

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.