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The Outlook for the United Arab Emirates in 2021

The Outlook for the United Arab Emirates in 2021

Jan 24. 2021
2021 promises to be an interesting year for investors and family offices across the United Arab Emirates.

Africa’s Infrastructure Gap Becomes an Investment Opportunity

Africa’s Infrastructure Gap Becomes an Investment Opportunity

January 18. 2021
Infrastructure is often the key differentiator between developed and developing economies. In an effort to develop their economies, African nations have been trying to attract capital from across the world to develop key pieces of i...

Africa’s Infrastructure Gap Becomes an Investment Opportunity

Africa’s Infrastructure Gap Becomes an Investment Opportunity

January 18. 2021
Infrastructure is often the key differentiator between developed and developing economies.

Jack Ma’s Disappearance Highlights the Billionaire-Authoritarian Conflict

Jack Ma’s Disappearance Highlights the Billionaire-Authoritarian Conflict

January 13. 2021
Chinese billionaire Jack Ma hasn’t been seen in public since October, 2020.

Africa’s Wealthiest Gear Up For A V-Shaped Recovery

Africa’s Wealthiest Gear Up For A V-Shaped Recovery

October 20. 2020
African nations have suffered the deepest economic slump in the world this year. Now, these nations are poised for a V-shaped recovery like other nations.

EdTech during Lockdowns and Startups in Israel: Q&A with Benson Oak’s Robert Cohen

EdTech during Lockdowns and Startups in Israel: Q&A with Benson Oak’s Robert Cohen

June 30, 2020
After 25 years of experience in investment management and investment banking, Benson Oak’s managing partner Robert Cohen finds himself at the epicenter of the world’s most exciting technology startup hub in Israel focusing on sectors that have been spurred on by the ongoing crisis.

Sovereign Wealth Fund Investors Make Big Moves as the World Emerges From Crisis

Sovereign Wealth Fund Investors Make Big Moves as the World Emerges From Crisis

June 26. 2020
Sovereign Wealth Funds - some of the most influential investors in the world - have made big moves in the past few months. As asset prices adjusted to the pandemic’s impact, sovereign funds swooped in to target bargains, diversify their portfolio and shift their investment strategy.

Saudi Arabia’s Attempts To Diversify Have Backfired

Saudi Arabia’s Attempts To Diversify Have Backfired

April 16, 2020
One-fifth of the world’s proven oil reserves, an estimated 268 billion barrels worth many trillions of dollars, lie underneath the soil of Saudi Arabia. Unfortunately, crude oil isn’t worth as much as it used to be as investors retreated from the energy sector in recent years. This plunge has compelled the kingdom’s royal family, the House of Saud, to attempt an ambitious and unprecedented attempt to diversify the nation’s sovereign wealth.

Israel’s Tech Ecosystem: Q&A With Peregrine’s Eyal Lifschitz

Israel’s Tech Ecosystem: Q&A With Peregrine’s Eyal Lifschitz

Dec 20. 2019 Israeli med-tech venture capital firm Peregrine Ventures recently raised $115 million from private investors and institutions from Israel, the United States, Europe and Australia. The funds are earmarked for early-stage medical technology startups across the region.

Mauritius Aims to Attract Family Offices

Mauritius Aims to Attract Family Offices

Nov 26. 2019 Mauritian regulators have implemented new rules in an effort to attract more family offices and wealthy investors to the island nation. Mauritius, a tax haven off the coast of Madagascar, is positioning itself as a safe and reliable investment destination for the continent’s wealthiest.

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