Sep 18, 2020

hiredGermany’s Deutsche Bank has appointed two executives to serve as co-chief executives for its Middle East and Africa (MEA) business.

Sep 11, 2020

real estate fundSaudi-based alternative investment manager, Alkhabeer Capital, is set to have its real estate investment trust (Reit) included in the FTSE EPRA Nareit Global Real Estate Index as of September 21.

Sep 11, 2020

American flagA study conducted by Swiss bank UBS has found that the vast majority of investors in the UAE expect Joe Biden to beat Donald Trump in the upcoming US election.

Sep 11, 2020

challenges aheadRating agency Moody’s has warned that asset managers based in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) face “moderate to high” pressure on their profits over the next 12 to 18 months due to the double impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the worldwide fall in oil prices.

Sep 11, 2020

handshakeA former regional head of private equity firm KKR has been hired as the new executive chairman and head of Middle East and Africa for UK-based investment manager Neuberger Berman.

Sep 11, 2020

climate changeInvestors in the Mena region have an important role to play in helping local companies achieve net zero carbon emission targets by 2050, according to global fund manager Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI).


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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.