Apr 14, 2023

Dubai, launch investment, platform

The home of the government of Dubai has debuted an investment platform designed to increase investment in the private sector.

Apr 07, 2023

The Public Investment Fund (PIF), the largest Saudi state-backed wealth fund, has made public the contents of its venture capital (VC) portfolio.

Mar 31, 2023

Saudi Arabia, wealth fund, private sector, private assets, marketSaudi Arabia-based Public Investment Fund (PIF) is the latest sovereign wealth fund to target the private assets market.

Mar 24, 2023

Mubadala, launch, credit, investment, JV, USAbu Dhabi-based wealth fund Mubadala has further expanded its journey into the credit markets by teaming up with a US-based alternatives firm Ares Management Corporation.

Mar 24, 2023

Rakiza, an infrastructure fund focused on Oman and Saudi Arabia, has announced its first close and also met its fund-raising target of US$1 billion.

Mar 24, 2023

Saudi, VC, venture capital, fintech, fund, launchState-owned Saudi Venture Capital Company (SVC) is set to invest up to $80 million into an investment fund focused on the local fintech sector.

Mar 10, 2023

ADQ, IHC, investment, manager, asset managementTwo Abu Dhabi investment companies are planning to jointly create what they claim will be the largest alternative asset management firm in the Mena region.

Mar 10, 2023

Gulf Capital, asset management, licence, Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi’s financial regulator has issued Gulf Capital a licence to carry out asset management activities.

Mar 10, 2023

highlights, job, market, reportThe labour market in the GCC is set to blossom in 2023 and create new jobs across multiple sectors, suggests a report.

Mar 03, 2023

launches, fund, vcSaudi Arabian venture capital (VC) firm Emkan Capital has announced the close of its first 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.