investment strategy

Sep 28, 2023

Saudi_Arabia_Skyline_newOsool & Bakheet Investment Company (OBIC), a Saudi Arabia-based asset manager, is set to go ahead with its initial public offering (IPO).

Sep 27, 2023

GCC, investors, Egyptian, real estate, attraction, wealthy, research Egyptian real estate has become a primary attraction for wealthy investors in the GCC, according to recent research.

Sep 08, 2023

UAE-based asset manager Emirates NBD has launched a sustainable finance framework designed to boost its ESG offerings.

Aug 30, 2023

asset management, GCC, PwCThe value of the asset management market in the GCC is forecast to exceed US$500 billion within the next three years, according to recent research.

Aug 18, 2023

GCC, sovereign wealth fund, ranking, SWFs, top ten, investors, rating agency, S&PSovereign wealth funds (SWFs) in the GCC account for five of the top ten state-owned investors, according to rating agency S&P.

Aug 18, 2023

HSBC, wealth management, business, Kuwait, Global institution, advisory serviceGlobal institution HSBC has opened a wealth management and advisory service in Kuwait.

Aug 10, 2023

PIF, sportsSaudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) has launched a sports investment company to accelerate the sector's growth in Saudi Arabia and MENA.

Aug 10, 2023

Saudi Arabia, popular, MENA, VC funding, H1 2023, MENAFN reports, venture capital, investment, Middle East, North AfricaAccording to the MENAFN reports, Saudi Arabia has emerged as the top destination for venture capital (VC) investment in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, attracting a total of $446 million in VC investment during the first half of 2023.

Aug 10, 2023

MENA, funding, grows, July, 2023, startups, deals, MoM, notableIn July 2023, startups in the Middle East and North Africa region garnered a total of $95 million from 31 deals, marking a decline from the previous year's $105 million for the same month. However, there was a significant month-on-month growth of 167% compared to June, which saw $35.6 million in funding.

Jul 28, 2023

Kuwait, sovereign wealth fund, wealth fund, local economyKuwait is preparing to launch a sovereign wealth fund in order to boost the local economy.



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Executive Interviews

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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

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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.

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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.