Hedge fund assets may hit $2.1 trillion in 2012: survey

The survey, which covered more than 600 institutional investors representing $1.04 trillion of hedge fund assets, found that investors expect their hedge fund portfolios to return 8.6 percent in 2012, down from 11 percent last year.


Credit Suisse’s AM Releases Q1 2012 Alternatives Quarterly

Mr. Keitel believes that equity markets are further trending in positive direction due to improved global macroeconomic conditions, stabilizing policy measures taken in Europe, and the European Central Bank’s strong liquidity support for Eurozone ba


NBAD launches Cautious Income Fund

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi has announced that from 30th January 2012, its new mutual fund, the NBAD Cautious Income Fund, will accept subscriptions.


MENA Private Equity Association Launches at DIFC

The Association is a platform for facilitating more investment by private equity and venture capital funds in the region, exchanging information, and lobbying for a better investment environment.


Middle East fund to be listed on AIM

Qannas Investments, managed by ADCM, will take the form of a newly-established closed-end investment vehicle and will invest in under-valued equities and debt instruments in countries within the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) region.


Brazil, Saudi firms partner for $500m Riyadh project

The contract is part of a partnership established by Prince Abdulaziz Bin Mishaal Al Saud, who runs Al Shoula Holding Group, a Saudi-based conglomerate with interests in construction, finance and aviation.


Men Take Lead In Financial Decisions, Reveals HSBC Report

HSBC’s The Future of Retirement programme is a leading independent study into global retirement trends. It provides authoritative insights into the key issues associated with ageing populations and increasing life expectancy around the world.


NCB Capital launches Alahli GCC Growth and Income Fund

The new AlAhli GCC Growth and Income Fund is an innovative fund that seeks to provide capital growth in addition to Twice Yearly income distribution by investing in GCC exchange listed companies with strong dividend payout potential.