NEWS

May 07, 2020

The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) has begun listing the multi-tranche $7 billion bond offering from the Abu Dhabi government.

May 01, 2020

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has postponed a planned sale of its private equity book due to the ongoing disruption from the coronavirus pandemic. 

May 01, 2020

Alexandria Angels, an Egyptian investment manager, has launched a new investment fund designed to lend financial support to what it describes as “innovative, disruptive and high-potential start-ups at their seed and early stages”.

May 01, 2020

Abu Dhabi-based fund manager, Waha Capital, is set to invest up to $200 million in the next few months with most of the money going on US equities.

May 01, 2020

The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA), the country’s embattled sovereign wealth fund, has finally been granted a legal victory in the UK courts.

May 01, 2020

Emirates NBD Asset Management’s real estate investment trust (ENBD REIT) has stated that it has enough cashflow to maintain dividend payments to shareholders after announcing its strategic priorities for 2021.

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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

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.

MENA ROUNDTABLE: ‘The story is about reforms’

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.