There is a NEW Alternative Investments industry in the Gulf region emerging after the tough ride experienced since the beginning of the crisis in late 2008. Investors are still very cautious with their decision as where to invest their money, but they are definitively back in the market. There are challenges with fund raising, issues of transparency and liquidity, new regulations around the world which needs to be discussed and addressed by both investors and fund managers.
The fact is that there is still a high liquidity in the Gulf region and will remain that way for a foreseeable future. The oil prices are in a range of $70-80 per barrel, which means that extra cash will be available to local private and institutional investors for allocation with alternative investment funds.
Our goal is to create a market place for all companies in the Alternatives space to be able meet and network and hopefully conduct business. AIS is a place:
• for fund managers to launch and present their strategies and funds,
• for investors to do fund selection,
• a platform for capital introductions and
• a marketplace for service providers to present their products and services to the industry.
Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52
The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »
Thu, 02/07/2015 - 15:51
A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm. ... »
Mon, 29/06/2015 - 12:48
Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review. ... »
Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57
Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »
Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06
The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »