Jun 15, 2023

Mubadala, Japanese, property, JV, Abu Dhabi, fund, US, asset manager, Proprium Capital Partners, Canada, Manulife Investment Management, joint venture, Japan, real estate Abu Dhabi wealth fund Mubadala has teamed up with US asset manager Proprium Capital Partners and Canada’s Manulife Investment Management to launch a joint venture focused on Japan’s real estate sector.

Jun 15, 2023

Egypt, Qatar, SWFs, hotel, investment, sovereign wealth funds, hotel industryThe respective sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) of Egypt and Qatar are reportedly in talks to invest in the hotel industry.

Jun 02, 2023

The Mena region is likely to face the biggest shortfall in funding for infrastructure projects among Islamic states over the next 20 years, according to recently published research.

Jun 02, 2023

If the Mena region is to develop a thriving carbon market and meet its ambition to be a global hub for decarbonisation and sustainable finance, it must develop a more robust market infrastructure and provide more transparency on the use of carbon credits.

May 26, 2023

fund, manager, Saudi, MEFIC Capital, fund managerinvestment fund, film industrySaudi-based MEFIC Capital has been appointed as fund manager of what it claims is the kingdom’s first-ever investment fund focused on the film industry.

May 26, 2023

ADGM, alternative investment, alternative, investment, OneIM, Abu Dhabi Global Market, ADGM, regulatory body, Financial Services Regulatory Authority, FSRAAlternative investment manager OneIM has been granted financial services permission by the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and its regulatory body, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA).

May 12, 2023

ADGM, rules, private credit funds, Abu Dhabi Global Market, ADGM, Abu Dhabi, regulatory framework, private credit, fundsThe Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has launched a new regulatory framework for private credit funds.

May 05, 2023

Rasmala, UK real estate, strategy, Dubai, asset manager, Rasmala, real estate, residential market, UKDubai-based alternative asset manager Rasmala has unveiled a US$2 billion real estate strategy focused on the residential market in the UK.

May 05, 2023

Dubai, hedge fund, jurisdiction, Mena, market, global hedge fund hubDubai is the latest jurisdiction in the Mena market to lay out its ambition to become a global hedge fund hub.

Apr 28, 2023

UAE, economic, reform, Mashreq, report, research, Mashreq BankThe economic liberalisation initiatives implemented by the UAE could take the country to “new heights” according to a research report published by Mashreq Bank.


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.