NEWS

Jun 11, 2020

Abdulsalam al-Murshidi has been appointed to head up the Omani Investment Authority (OIA), the newly established body designed to replace the sultanate’s sovereign wealth funds (SWFs).

Jun 11, 2020

Nemir KirdarNemir Kirdar, the founder of Bahrain’s Investcorp and top figure in the region’s private equity market, has died at the age of 83.

Jun 05, 2020

Bahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp has secured $353 million in commitments for a new fund targetting businesses that are likely to be unscathed from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jun 05, 2020

The Oman government is to set up a new body to manage the country’s public assets, replacing its sovereign wealth funds.

Jun 05, 2020

The performance of ESG funds during the Covid-19 pandemic when allied with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) governments’ sustainability plans should make them compelling choices for Mena-based investors, according to Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI).

Jun 05, 2020

There is set to be dramatic growth in the wealth represented by women in the Mena region over the next four years, according to a report from Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

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