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Economy competitiveness increased as UAE changes weekend

December 8, 2021 The UAE shifts its weekend to Saturday and Sunday resulting in greater integration of the local economy with global markets. This will boost its competitiveness by attracting more foreign direct investment into the country. As the Gulf country relies extensively on foreign trade, tourism and logistics to fuel its economic engine, this recent move to align the…

Mubadala investment strategy to stay patient

November 22, 2021 As interest rates are spiking and with expected inflation, investors must remain wary says group chief executive of Abu Dhabi state investment fund and anticipates no change from Mubadala’s investment strategy and themes in 2022. The patient investment strategies would weather difficult cyclical phases and areas such as renewables, technology and life sciences will continue to remain…

Alternative asset investments in Middle East improved by sovereign fund focus on regional deals

November 17, 2021 Private investors and sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) in the Middle East are progressively shifting their attention to domestic and regional markets, enhancing private capital deals and money going into alternative asset classes. At the end of 2020, private capital assets under management in the region grew 11 percent annually and 14 percent in cash holdings for deals.…

Central Bank head says Saudi Arabia hits $430 billion in Shariah-compliant finance

November 10, 2021 Fahad Al Mubarak, the governor of the Saudi Central Bank says the country has witnesses rapid growth in Islamic financing with the total Shariah-compliant financing amounted to more than $430 billion. The Islamic financial industry accomplished an annual growth of more than 10 percent. The total assets of Islamic financial services amounted to nearly $800 billion in…

Energy transition supercharged as GCC invests in clean hydrogen

November 3, 2021 At the Glasgow COP26 summit, world leaders highlighted the importance of the untapped potential of hydrogen among other alternative energy sources to explore ways to mitigate climate change. According to a joint report by consultancy Roland Berger and the international industry network Dii Desert Energy titled “The Potential for Green Hydrogen in the GCC Region,” hydrogen’s intrinsic…

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Middle East investors looking for the right strategies

September 29, 2019  (Dubai) In an interview by Banker Middle East, Greenstone Equity Partners' Chairman, CEO and Founder Alex Gemici, provides valuable insight on the current global political environment and the precarious position of the markets make existing geopolitical tension more of a risk than before.  Highlights from the interview include: Commenting on the challenging geopolitical operating conditions, Alex Gemici…

Abraaj collapse drives GCC-based investors towards U.S. and European fund managers

August 1, 2019 (Dubai) In the wake of the Abraaj collapse, Greenstone Equity Partners observes GCC-based investors accelerating towards well-established fund managers in the U.S. and Europe, preferring to commit fund capital to safer havens in a flight to quality.  Greenstone’s Chairman and CEO Alex Gemici was quoted in Bloomberg as stating: “The collapse of Abraaj has eroded institutional investor…

Greenstone becomes first Fund Placement Firm licensed by UAE Securities and Commodities Authority

June 11, 2019  (Dubai) Greenstone Equity Partners, the largest fund placement firm in the Middle East, has become the first firm of its kind to obtain a license to promote financial products and foreign securities by the UAE's Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA). The SCA has granted Greenstone’s UAE subsidiary, Greenstone Equity Partners Financial Products Promotion L.L.C., a license to perform…

Middle East based boutiques offer alternative to global firms

April 7, 2019 (Dubai) Greenstone Equity Partners is leading the dialogue on challenges faced by bankers looking to go it alone in the Middle East.  Greenstone Equity Partners' Alex Gemici, was quoted: Even if the founder has deep personal relationships within the region, clients and counterparties want to feel comfortable that any new firm will have longevity and will operate…

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