Mar 03, 2023

American, fund, launchBahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp has raised $1.2 billion in capital commitments after the first close of its inaugural North American fund.

Feb 24, 2023

growth, DIFC, targets, hedge funds, yearDubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) is targeting some of the world’s biggest hedge funds to attract them to set up offices in the emirate.

Feb 17, 2023

Abu Dhabi, Brevan HowardOne of the world’s most prominent hedge funds has opened an office in Abu Dhabi, which it hopes will serve as its hub for the Middle East.

Feb 17, 2023

GCC, distribution, US, managerDubai-based capital raising firm Greenstone Equity Partners has agreed a distribution deal with US-based venture capital (VC) firm Pelion Venture Partners.

Feb 17, 2023

digital assetsHub 71, the Abu Dhabi-based tech accelerator, has launched a US$2 billion fund focused on web3 and digital assets startups.

Feb 10, 2023

bahrain, businessDubai-based Gulf Islamic Investments (GII) has announced the formation of a new company in Bahrain.

Feb 10, 2023

Digital, middle east3iQ, the Canada-based digital asset manager, is expanding its presence in the Mena market with two new appointments. 

Feb 03, 2023

abu dhabiFrench private equity fund manager Ardian has expanded its presence in the Middle East after opening an office in Abu Dhabi.

Feb 03, 2023

farms, marketPublic Investment Forum (PIF), Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, has agreed to form a joint venture (JV) with US-based AeroFarms to build and develop a series of indoor vertical farms across the Mena region.

Jan 27, 2023

Blockchain, Tykhe Block Ventures, US-based venture capital firm Tykhe Block Ventures has announced the first close of its Blockchain Growth Fund while also pledging to invest a quarter of the funds into the Mena region.


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.