Nov 01, 2023

Dubai-based asset manager Shuaa Capital is set to press ahead with a rights issue as part of the firm’s capital optimisation process.

Oct 24, 2023

sharia fixed income fundTwo Mena-based asset managers have joined forces to launch a sharia-compliant fixed income fund.

Apr 06, 2023

climate, finance, green, initiatives, Middle East, MENAFrom a standing start 15 years ago, the market in green bonds has reached $2 trillion. The Middle East, meanwhile, is on the course to becoming one of the world’s most influential renewable-energy regions.

Mar 31, 2023

Qatar, green guarantee, green, solar powerStandard Chartered Bank and tech firm Siemens Energy have jointly issued the first green guarantee in Qatar.

Jan 19, 2023

net zeroThe green and sustainable debt market should be the driving force of the GCC’s net zero agenda, according to a recently published report.

Jan 06, 2023

green bond, recordThe total value of green and sustainable bond and sukuk issuance in the GCC exceeded US$8.5 billion in 2022.

Dec 02, 2022

BahrainCredit rating agency S&P has revised its outlook on Bahrain from stable to positive.

Oct 14, 2022

Saudi_ArabiaNaomi Waistell, an emerging markets fund manager at Polar Capital, analyses change in Saudi Arabia – a hydrocarbon country with green ambitions and which is set on a major economic transition by 2030.

Jun 10, 2021

Emerging_markets_interconnectedIndustry experts offer in-depth analysis of the emerging markets landscape, including the main challenges ahead and which areas to watch out for.

Jun 10, 2021

Emerging markets roundtable Jun 2021Our expert panel discusses what the uneven recovery across emerging markets means for investors, whether there is a crisis looming, China as an asset class, ESG challenges and more. Chaired by Alex Rolandi.



Change brings progress and long-term opportunities in Saudi Arabia

Saudi_ArabiaNaomi Waistell, an emerging markets fund manager at Polar Capital, analyses change in Saudi Arabia – a hydrocarbon country with green ambitions and which is set on a major economic...

New income streams

Romil_PatelAlthough it is awash with oil and, therefore, capital, the Gulf region is at a critical juncture: it must diversify its...

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.