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Great Fund Insights podcast: Investing in Saudi Arabia - current and emerging trends for Institutional investors

Great Fund Insights podcast: Investing in Saudi Arabia - current and emerging trends for Institutional investors

February 26, 2021

In this podcast, MaameYaa Kwafo-Akoto, senior associate in our Funds & Asset Management practice, speaks with Mazen Al-Jubeir, Private Investor, Chairman of the Jada Fund of Funds and Vice Chairman of the Alraidah Investment Company.

They discuss the impact of Covid-19 on Saudi Arabia, investing in Saudi PE and VC funds, what distinguishes Saudi Arabia from other emerging market countries and the focus on reforms as part of the Vision 2030.

Modeling the social etiquette of pedestrian movements – using AI to anticipate human paths of travel

Modeling the social etiquette of pedestrian movements – using AI to anticipate human paths of travel

February 16, 2021

In the latest installment of Propel, our podcast series on self-driving vehicles, New York partner Paul Keller speaks with Serene Haddad, Principal Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, about her research into the development of algorithms that predict pedestrian movement and intentions for use in AVs.

In Credit Podcast: The Woolard Review

In Credit Podcast: The Woolard Review

February 11, 2021

In this episode of In Credit, A&O’s consumer finance team Joanne Owens, Victoria Ferres and Sophie Skeet examine the findings from the Woolard Review. This review examined change and regulation in the unsecured credit market (covering credit cards, overdrafts, personal loans, high-cost short-term credit and currently unregulated products, such as buy-now pay-later arrangements). The findings were published on 2 February 2021. 

Virtual hearings – an expert witness perspective

Virtual hearings – an expert witness perspective

February 5, 2021

As part of Allen & Overy’s interview series on virtual hearings, Shanghai partner Jane Jiang interviews Rick Grove about his experience with virtual hearings, primarily from the perspective of an expert witness. 

Virtual hearings – are they here to stay?

Virtual hearings – are they here to stay?

February 5, 2021

As part of Allen & Overy’s interview series on virtual hearings, Dubai partner Kirsten O’Connell interviews London partner Kate Davies McGill on her experience with virtual hearings so far and how the changes that occurred in 2020 may shape proceedings in the future. 

How virtual hearings are shaping 2021 and beyond

How virtual hearings are shaping 2021 and beyond

February 5, 2021

As part of Allen & Overy’s interview series on virtual hearings, Shanghai partner Jane Jiang interviews Sir William Blair about his experience with virtual hearings and his thoughts on the future. 

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