Latest News

3 Aug 2011
Bahrain, broker, CBB, News, XO
Bahrain’s central bank has licensed a new broker. US-based XO will provide trading solutions and services to meet regional and global investor’s demands.
1 Aug 2011
Australia’s AMP Capital Investors (AMP) has opened a representative office in Bahrain in order to increase its presence in the Mena marketplace
28 Jul 2011
The $14.6bn Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension (LAFPP) is searching for a new emerging markets equity manager, Mena FM has learned
27 Jul 2011
The World Bank hopes to incentivise direct foreign investment in Mena countries by making $1bn worth of insurance coverage available.
26 Jul 2011
Private equity giant KKR has been granted a licence to operate in Saudi Arabia by the market regulator Capital Markets Authority
19 Jul 2011
Belgium’s OFP FIM Pension Fund has recently increased its exposure to emerging markets equities and debt, Mena FM has learned.
19 Jul 2011
Belgian pension fund Antwerpse Waterwerken is planning to begin an emerging markets allocation, with at least 1% of the fund exposed to emerging markets by the end of 2011, Mena FM has learned
19 Jul 2011
BlomInvest has launched a Saudi equity fund, in the first of an array of new offerings. The fund launched at the beginning of July with $11m, and has a target AUM of $25m.
18 Jul 2011
AC Transit Retirement Board has hired Eaton Vance/Parametric and City of London to manage its emerging markets allocation, Mena FM can reveal
17 Jul 2011
Cypriot company GemCapital Investment Group has begun operations in Dubai, with a focus on global emerging markets, including Mena.
15 Jul 2011
Investors are stalling on the UAE and Qatar until MSCI reaches a decision on reclassification, according to industry sources.
14 Jul 2011
HC Securities is in the process of launching a new Egypt-focused fund, in spite of the present instability in the market.