NEWS

Mar 12, 2021

Bahrain map 0Bahrain-based alternative investment firm, Investcorp, has appointed Mohammed Al Sada as head of its private wealth division in Bahrain and Kuwait.

Mar 12, 2021

Standard Chartered SingaporBlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has signed a deal with Standard Chartered to provide its technology platform, Aladdin, to the UK bank’s emerging market asset management clients.

Mar 05, 2021

Graph downBahrain boutique asset manager, SICO, has seen its net profit for the last quarter for 2020 fall by 49% compared to Q4 in 2019, from BD2.5 million to BD1.2 million (US$6.64 million to $3.19 to million).

Mar 05, 2021

AcquisitionAmanat Holdings has spent US$232 million to acquire Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Centre (CMRC).

Despite being one of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) largest investors in the healthcare and education sectors, the transaction is the Dubai-listed company’s first wholly-owned investment in a UAE-based healthcare provider.

Mar 05, 2021

NasdaqAbu Dhabi-based music streaming platform, Anghami, is set to list on New York’s Nasdaq exchange following its merger with Vistas Media Acquisition Company (VMAC).

Mar 05, 2021

HSBC DubaiGlobal bank HSBC has named Stephen Moss as the chief executive for the Middle East North Africa and Turkey (Menat) region.

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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.