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Dubai’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Istithmar World is halting investments

On Friday, Bloomberg said Istithmar World is freezing investments as part of a restructuring process that may result in sale of the fund or...

Investors Hiking Cash Holdings; Expectations of Fed Hike Put Back to...

Global investors have raised their holdings of cash significantly in response to a weaker global economic outlook, particularly in China, according to the BofA...

Fund Managers Cut Exposure to Emerging Markets Equities

There is a growing sense of bullishness among fund managers across the world. Investors are most enamored by Europe, the continent that has best...

DFM Launches ‘myAccount’ Electronic Service for Dividends Distribution

As part of its strategy to provide market participants with smart and efficient solutions in line with the leadership’s digital transformation vision, the Dubai...

Real Estate Still Top Investment for UAE Residents

Real estate is the most popular class for investment for UAE residents, according to a new survey. Although investors prefer property over the traditional...

March Wealth Sentiment Index Score Reflects Increasing Optimism

Index score increases from 1020.52 in to 1024.61, up by 0.4% FGB, one of the leading banks in the UAE, has announced the latest score...

ESG Makeover for Investment Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened our expectations of environment, social and governance (ESG) investing across the globe. Although it has been a mainstream topic...

Real Estate emerges as the preferred asset class for Middle East...

Middle East sovereign investors have focused on increasing allocations to infrastructure and private equity over the last two years; however attitudes have changed in...

Ernst & Young Reports 2011 Global Revenues of US$22.9 Billion

Good growth across all service lines Emerging markets saw combined revenue growth of 20% Headcount at an all time high of 152,000 Ernst & Young today announced...

Dubai Investments Announces 10% Cash Dividend

Dubai Investments, the leading Middle East investment and a public joint stock company listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM), has announced distribution of...

UAE Private Wealth Continues to Soar Amidst Global Decline

Steady gains in global personal wealth slid by more than 5 percentage points in 2018, according to a new report by Boston Consulting Group...

Investors turn most bullish in nearly a year

Investors ramped up purchases of stocks and emerging market and inflation-linked bonds in the latest week, turning their most bullish on more risky assets...

Dubai’s Listed Firms on Roadshow to Woo Wall Street Investors

The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) International Investor Roadshow in New York 2018 has successfully strengthened links between listed companies and leading US-based investment funds....

Treat sovereign funds equally

Sovereign wealth funds should be treated like any other institutional investor and not have special rules imposed on them, Henry Azzam, head of Deutsche...

Al Rajhi Capital and Arcapita announce launch of USD500 million Real...

Al Rajhi Capital, the investment banking subsidiary of Saudi Arabia’s Al Rajhi Bank, and Arcapita Bank B.S.C.(c), an international investment firm headquartered...

The Significance of GCC Sovereign Funds

A fundamental shift in global finance has thrown the GCC countries into full glare of the world spotlight amid surge of GCC sovereign funds. The...

GCC equity markets are looking increasingly attractive, BofA Merrill Lynch

· UAE remains the most preferred MENA market, offering long term growth · Kuwait is also a preferred market amongst the GCC Frontier markets · Saudi...

Investors Are Regaining Risk Appetite

...but Below-Trend Growth & Over-Valuation Cause Concern Global investors have regained appetite for risk against the backdrop of strong liquidity and a fairly positive economic...