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13 Jul 2011
Dubai’s newest asset manager, United Investment Bank (UIB), is launching a football fund, lifestyle fund and two finance funds, Mena FM can reveal.
12 Jul 2011
Russell Investments is set to launch a second emerging markets fund, and may launch GCC and Saudi-focused funds before the end of the year, Mena FM can reveal
7 Jul 2011
The University of British Columbia Endowment Plan, run by UBC IMANT, is poised to make its first investment into emerging markets, having raised its target emerging markets allocation to 10% earlier this year.
1 Jul 2011
Singapore-based GFIA has announced the closure of its Wittenham MENA Plus Fund, Mena FM has learned.
30 Jun 2011
National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) is planning to launch a new suite of dedicated fixed income products, Mena FM has learned.
24 Jun 2011
Iraq’s finance ministry has allocated $42m to two state-controlled banks to develop Islamic finance offerings.
22 Jun 2011
Mena’s primary bonds market is expected to surpass last year’s mark of $40bn in 2011, according to a senior executive at Deutsche Bank.
17 Jun 2011
The City of Cincinnati Retirement System will be increasing its allocation to EM equities as the pension fund looks to rebalance asset allocations for its investment portfolio, Mena FM has learned.
16 Jun 2011
Alternative asset manager Gulf Capital will launch a new $250-$300m credit fund, pending regulatory approval.
15 Jun 2011
The University of British Columbia’s $950.2m endowment fund is planning an increase to its emerging equity allocations, Mena FM has learned.
15 Jun 2011
Laval University’s emerging markets allocation is currently under discussion, and several pension funds are also considering upping their GEMs allocations, Mena FM has learned.
14 Jun 2011
Saudi Arabia’s Al Rajhi Capital has announced the launch of its Multi-Asset Conservative Fund.