investment strategy

Jun 16, 2023

China, investment, Mena SWFs, HKEX, wealth funds, SWFs, Middle East, invest, 2030The largest sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) in the Middle East are expected to invest between US$1 and 2 trillion in China by 2030.

Jun 15, 2023

St James’s Place, Dubai, office, UK, investment manager, SJP, Dubai Financial Services Authority, Dubai International Financial Centre, DIFCUK-based investment manager St James’s Place (SJP) has been granted approval by the Dubai Financial Services Authority to open an office in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

Jun 09, 2023

Mena, investors, assets, Middle East, high yield, survey, EYA majority of investors in the Middle East are willing to move their assets to another provider in search of high yield over the next three years, according to a survey conducted by EY.

Jun 02, 2023

The Omani government is to establish a wealth fund with US$5.2 billion in capital.

May 26, 2023

UAE, investor, transition, investment, report, Institutional investors, returns, sustainabilityInstitutional investors in the UAE should focus on transition investment to drive both returns and sustainability.

May 19, 2023

Goldman Sachs, Abu Dhabi, office, Wall Street, Goldman Sachs, Mena regionWall Street giant Goldman Sachs is the latest international institution to expand its presence in the Mena region.

May 12, 2023

Gibraltar-based advisory firm Blacktower Financial Management has announced plans to establish a fully regulated presence in the UAE.

Apr 28, 2023

GCC, reforms, survey, institutional investors, wealth managers, fiscal, market, invest, researchAn overwhelming majority of institutional investors and wealth managers believe that fiscal reforms have made the GCC a more attractive market in which to invest, suggests recently published research.

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.

Apr 21, 2023

The Abu Dhabi government has launched a US$100 million investment fund designed to boost the emirate’s culinary sector.


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.