Nov 20, 2020

Saudi ArabiaThe Public Investment Fund (PIF) reduced its investment in US-based assets by US$3 billion in the last quarter, according to a regulatory filing.

Nov 20, 2020

Robo-adviserStashAway, a Singapore-based digital wealth manager, has received the regulatory approval to open for business in the UAE.

Nov 20, 2020

Islamic financeThe Shariyah Review Bureau (SRB) has been enlisted by Abu Dhabi-based fund manager, Shukr Investments, to approve the sharia credentials of its global public equity fund range.

Nov 20, 2020

Private equity searchBahrain-based alternative asset manager, Investcorp, has named Nicholas McGrane as managing director of private equity North America.

Nov 20, 2020

Fintech 2.0Sarwa, which claims to be the Mena region’s first online investment platform aimed at young professionals, has tapped Danish fintech Saxo Bank to provide the technology to support its expansion plans.

Nov 13, 2020

Agricultural commoditiesOne of the world’s largest commodities trading businesses, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), has sold a 45% stake to ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based sovereign wealth fund.


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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.


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.