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.
Fri, 09/10/2015 - 09:29
In June 2015, Preqin surveyed 61 Asia-based private equity and venture capital fund managers to gain insight into their attitudes towards the fundraising environment, deals landscape and issues affecting the private equity industry as a whole. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Asian Private Equity analyses the key findings from the survey, highlighting the overarching trends and outlook for Asian GP activity for the next 12 months. ... »
Wed, 30/09/2015 - 11:21
A rising tide of regulation is threatening to swamp US hedge funds with significant trading, distribution and reporting issues.This Hedgeweek Special Report unravels these issues, guides managers through the solutions currently available to them, and examines the challenges of running activist hedge funds, where assets have grown to USD120 billion over the past decade... »
Wed, 23/09/2015 - 09:39
With interest rates set to rise, this Hedgeweek Special Report examines the the latest tools available to fixed income investors and traders in the form of the CBOE/CBOT 10-year US Treasury Note Volatility Index (The TYVIX Index) and TYVIX futures, which give traders an effective way to hedge, gain exposure to, or trade interest rate volatility.... »
Mon, 28/09/2015 - 14:40
Distributions from private equity funds have improved greatly in recent years as managers have taken advantage of improving market conditions to realise value from remaining assets in their portfolios. This has gone some way to alleviating concerns regarding the overhang of unrealised value in ageing funds; however, the issue has not yet been fully rectified, particularly as funds raised in the boom years of 2005-2008 reach the 10-year mark. ... »
Wed, 23/09/2015 - 09:31
Interest rate volatility is like a storm cloud building on the horizon. The US Federal Reserve has kept rates stable for nigh on a decade, but global asset managers are now preparing for their fixed income portfolios to feel the impact of a rate rise later this year. ... »