Discover a World of Opportunities

This week the Institute of Directors (IoD) and the Scottish Business Network (SBN) will be hosting Scottish International Week. An amazing forum to learn and interact with some of Scotland’s leading businessmen and women with a track-record of success in new markets such as the Europe, North America, Middle East, and China. The forum will be held throughout the week, starting today […]

Giving It Away

I applaud Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla’s announcement this week to give away 99% of their Facebook shares to a new charitable foundation. The news brought to the forefront the Giving Pledge initiative started by Bill Gates and my mentor Warren Buffett. The duo challenged the world’s richest families to join them in not […]

Saudi Arabia Welcomes Foreign Investors

Tadawul, Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange, opened up to foreign investors. The Tadawul is not only the largest stock market in the Middle East with a total market capitalization of over US$550 billion but is one of the largest of the emerging market exchanges. Foreign investors interested to trade on the Tadawul must fi rst register […]

Private Equity and Venture Capital Investing in the Islamic World

Article featured in the IFN 2015 Guide (pg.44) and feel free to download the complete guide from our web-site at http://wp.me/p3PTEh-bQ IMPROVING GLOBAL MARKET FOR ISLAMIC PRIVATE EQUITY AND VENTURE CAPITAL Islamic private equity (PE) remains a very small component of the global PE marketbut showed signs of strength last year with an increase of mergers […]