Sep 25, 2023

Bahrain, BAGS CapitalBahrain-based asset manager BAGS Capital has become the first firm to secure an investment business category 4 licence from the central bank.

Sep 20, 2023

ADGM, report, growth, hedge funds, strategy, international, Abu Dhabi, financial centre, Abu Dhabi Global Market, ADGM, revenue, first half of 2023The strategy of courting international hedge funds appears to have paid off for Abu Dhabi after its international financial centre, the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), reported a 35% year on year growth in revenue for the first half of 2023.

Sep 18, 2023

Chimera, launch, alternatives, investment, firm, Abu Dhabi, asset manager Chimera Investment, alternative investment, regionAbu Dhabi-based asset manager Chimera Investment has announced the launch of one of the biggest alternative investment firms in the region.

Sep 13, 2023

SagardCanada-based alternative asset manager Sagard has opened an office in Abu Dhabi, its first in the Mena region.

Sep 04, 2023

DataFlow GroupBahrain-based alternative investment firm Arcapita has acquired credential verification vendor DataFlow Group.

Aug 23, 2023

ADIA, Qualitas, private credit fundThe Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is set to invest US$450 million in Qualitas, an Australian private credit fund.

Aug 21, 2023

Egypt, real estateMiddle East investors are set to spend up to US$120 billion on Egypt’s burgeoning real estate sector, according to recently published research.

Aug 18, 2023

Brevan Howard, Middle East, CEO, UK, hedge fund Brevan Howard, Qualid Lahsini, businessUK hedge fund Brevan Howard has named Qualid Lahsini as chief executive of its Middle East business.

Aug 18, 2023

Saudi, energy fund,investment manager, Energy Capital Group, ECG, energy, fundSaudi investment manager Energy Capital Group (ECG) has announced the first close of its US$150 million energy fund.


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.


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.