NEWS

Jul 26, 2019

WealthPersonal wealth in the UAE is forecast to rise by 8% per annum over the next five years – despite not having yet developed the wealth management market to capitalise on the growing wealth, according to a report from Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Jul 26, 2019

Dow_chemicalKuwait’s sovereign wealth fund, the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), has recorded $19 billion profit from its investments in a number of global firms, according to Kuwait’s finance minister Nayef Al Hajraf.

Jul 26, 2019

Private_equityBahrain-based alternative asset manager Investcorp has closed its first Indian private equity fund after raising $142 million in capital commitment.

Jul 26, 2019

Real_estate_fundEgypt-based investment bank and asset manager EFG Hermes is reportedly planning to launch a fund in 2020 to focus on the real estate sector.

Jul 26, 2019

Abu DhabiVeteran banker Amr Al Menhali has been appointed as the new chief executive of Abu Dhabi-based investment firm Waha Capital.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

Jan 04, 2019

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

Jun 13, 2018

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...

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

Jan 04, 2019

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.

MENA ROUNDTABLE: ‘The story is about reforms’

Jun 13, 2018

Our cross-industry panel discuss the positive backdrop in Egypt, the Dana Gas controversy and the potential index upgrades of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.