Tag Archives: Middle East

Asia Frontier Capital Newsletter – Country Snapshot: Iran

Asia Frontier Capital Newsletter – Country Snapshot: Iran

In July 2015, the AFC Asia Frontier Fund gained +1.1%, underperforming the MSCI Frontier Asia Index (+4.3%) and the MSCI World Index (+1.7%) and outperforming the MSCI Frontier Index (-3.1%). The year to date performance of the AFC Asia Frontier Fund A-shares stands now at +2.1% versus the MSCI Frontier Asia Index which is up… Continue Reading

Asia Frontier Capital Newsletter – Country Report: Saudi Arabia

This month’s country report profiles the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). While Asia Frontier Capital does not currently invest in Saudi Arabia, we are always evaluating frontier markets that may possibly hold investment potential. For example, Nepal and Bhutan are both in our fund’s investment universe, although we cannot currently invest in either country. Iran… Continue Reading

Abraaj to pay scholarships to Royal College of Art students

By Andrei Skvarsky.  The Abraaj Group, a global private equity firm focusing on emerging and frontier markets, will yearly pay scholarships for the next five years to five Royal College of Art students from Africa, Turkey, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America as part of a joint project with the London-based postgraduate school of… Continue Reading

EXCLUSIVE: Khaled Anabtawi, founder and manager of the Jordanian unit of online real estate firm Lamudi, talks about the Middle East property market in this interview with EmergingMarkets.me

What is the background of Lamudi? Could you describe the company’s presence in Jordan? Lamudi , the emerging market real estate classifieds player, officially launched operations in 13 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America in October 2013. Less than one year later, we are present in 28 countries. As the online real estate market… Continue Reading

RenCap hires banker from Goldman Sachs to run London trading

By Andrei Skvarsky. Renaissance Capital, a Russian emerging- and frontier-markets investment bank, has hired David George from Goldman Sachs as head of trading in London. {{{?}}} George will be based in London in his new job, which he takes in March, and report to RenCap’s global head of equities, Ben Samuels. His duties will include… Continue Reading