NEWS

Nov 18, 2014

14.10 HandshakeTarek Sherlala and Rajai Ayyash are running BNY Mellon's team in the Middle East and Africa (MENA) region following the retirement of Tarek Elrefai.

Nov 17, 2014

MergingEIIB-Rasmala is opening discussions about joint ventures to expand its investment activities in Egypt and other parts of Africa.

Nov 11, 2014

Dubai marinaStockholm-based East Capital, which made its name investing in the Balkans, Baltics and Central Asia, will now invest in global frontier markets with a research hub based in Dubai.

Nov 11, 2014

DIFC1The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) – which offers a way for international firms to access the Middle East, though rental costs are high – has revealed it currently houses 1,113 active registered companies.

Nov 11, 2014

DubaiA greater number of investment advisers based in Gulf countries are looking to reduce allocations to a variety of asset classes in Middle East and North Africa (Mena) markets and they say the higher cost of living is affecting how much their clients can save.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

Nov 23, 2017

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

Mar 08, 2017

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

ROUNDTABLE: Charting the pace of reform

Nov 23, 2017

Saudi Arabian index inclusion, the onset of taxes and the Dana Gas controversy were among the issues discussed by our cross-industry panel. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.

SOUTH AFRICAN ROUNDTABLE: Spirit of Ubuntu

Mar 08, 2017

The move to a three-day settlement cycle, the appearance of new stock exchanges, and recent rules on hedge funds were discussed by our panel in Cape Town. Chaired by George Mitton.