Jul 28, 2023

US, hedge fund, Balyasny, Dubai, Asset Management, Tarek Rizk, head for the Mena marketBalyasny Asset Management, a US-based hedge fund, has named Tarek Rizk as its head for the Mena market.

Jul 28, 2023

Banque Misr, RE fund, Egypt, Misr, real estate fund, real estate, fundEgypt’s Banque Misr is set to debut a US$16.1 million real estate fund.

Jul 21, 2023

Mena, VC, MAGNiTTVenture capital investment in Mena-based companies exceeded US$1 billion but dropped by 42% in year-on-year funding during the first half of 2023.

Jul 21, 2023

Sidra Capital, Apex, Saudi, alternative, asset manager, asset servicing, mandate, Apex Group, Bermuda, investor, services firmSaudi alternative asset manager Sidra Capital has expanded its asset servicing mandate with Apex Group, the Bermuda-based investor services firm.

Jul 14, 2023

Dubai’s ongoing efforts to court international hedge funds continue after the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA).

Jul 07, 2023

Sico, asset servicing, collaboration, Bahrain,financial services, agreement, global, Northern Trust, investment servicesConnecticut-based alternative investment manager Verition is to set up an office in the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) as it eyes international expansion.

Jun 30, 2023

Crypto, Bybit, licence, Dubai, Fintech, minimum viable product, MVP, Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority, VaraBybit Fintech, a subsidiary of the crypto exchange Bybit, has been granted a minimum viable product (MVP) preparatory licence by Dubai’s Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (Vara).

Jun 23, 2023

S&P, report, Saudi, debt, markets, credit rating agency, Saudi Arabia, debt markets, reportCredit rating agency S&P has described Saudi Arabia’s debt markets as “ready for take-off” in its latest report.

Jun 23, 2023

Qatar, VC, fund manager, Rasmal Ventures, venture capital, Qatar Financial Centre, QFCNewly launched Rasmal Ventures has reportedly become the first independent venture capital (VC) fund manager to operate within the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC).

Jun 15, 2023

Saudi, fund of funds, invest, Investcorp, fund, Jada Fund of Funds, capital, growth, Bahrain, alternative asset managerSaudi-based Jada Fund of Funds has committed capital to a US$500 million growth fund managed by Bahrain-based alternative asset manager Investcorp.


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.