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PineBridge Investments adds CIO for Middle East, North Africa and Turkey
Wael Aburida has joined PineBridge Investments as chief investment officer, leading its Middle East, North Africa and Turkey team.
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority snags former RREEF infrastructure chief
John McCarthy was named global head of infrastructure at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.
BlackRock picks new EMEA chief
David Blumer was named senior managing director and head of EMEA at BlackRock.
Gulfmena founder and CEO to step down
Haissam Arabi, founder and CEO of Gulfmena Investments, will step down as the company closes its proprietary funds and adopts a new strategy after losses in a main vehicle.
AllianceBernstein EMEA client director departs
Richard Haxe, senior managing director and co-head of the client group for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at AllianceBernstein, is leaving the company.
Harvard Management adds to its public markets team
Sanjiv Bhatia, Al-Wadhah Al-Adawi, Amit Tiwari and Srdjan (Serge) Tanjga joined the public markets team at Harvard Management Co. which oversees the $30.7 billion Harvard University endowment
New Zealand fund drops 3 firms over Israeli settlement construction
New Zealand Superannuation Fund excluded from its investment portfolio three companies involved in the construction of Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories, confirmed Catherine Etheredge, spokeswoman for the NZ$20 billion (US$16.9 billion) fund.
Credit Suisse, Qatar to launch money management joint venture in 2013
Credit Suisse Group and Qatar Holding agreed to establish Aventicum Capital Management, a money management joint venture, to invest in emerging and frontier markets.
Credit Suisse said to start money management venture with Qatar - Pensions & Investments
Credit Suisse Group and a unit of Qatar Investment Authority, Doha, the Persian Gulf emirate’s $100 billion sovereign wealth fund, plan to start a money management joint venture, three people with knowledge of the matter said.
Qatar sovereign wealth fund manager buys stake in Heathrow owner
Qatar Holding, the investment arm of the Qatar Investment Authority sovereign wealth fund, agreed to buy a 20% stake in Heathrow airport owner BAA for £900 million ($1.4 billion).
Emerging market institutions look into their backyards for investments
Institutional investors based in emerging markets are just as attracted to investing in these growing parts of the world as are investors from the developed world, and they're an increasingly important slice of global money managers' worldwide businesses.
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority picks emerging markets private equity exec
Christophe Florin was named head of emerging markets fund investments within Abu Dhabi Investment Authority's private equities department.
Qatar Asset Management puts $250 million into Barclays Natural Resource Investments
Qatar Asset Management Co. — a joint venture between Qatar Investment Authority, the nation's sovereign wealth fund, and the Qatar Financial Center Authority — will provide about $250 million in capital to Barclays Natural Resource Investments in exchange for helping develop the nation's asset ...
Russell Investments names CEO for EMEA
Pascal Duval was appointed CEO of Europe, Middle East and Africa at Russell Investments.
Double-digit growth forecast for Iraqi economy through 2016
As the nearly nine-year Iraq war formally comes to a close, Iraq looks to rebuild an economy that grew by less than 1% in 2010. Economists appear to be optimistic about the country's prospects to leverage the world's third-largest oil reserves, as the average annual growth forecast is about 10% ...