11.06.2013 - Middle East SWFs target private equity funds
A new market survey has revealed that large institutional investors and SWFs in the Middle East are showing a greater appetite for alternative investments, such as private equity and hedge funds. The survey, by asset management arm of French bank Natixis shows that there has been a paradigm shift in the investment pattern of Middle East investors. Interest in these investments has encouraged some of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds to set up offices in the Gulf region. About 69 percent of the polled Middle Eastern institutional investors expected to increase fund allocations to alternatives and other assets not related to the global market trends. Sovereign funds, like the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, prefer to invest in private equity funds as they try to balance short and long-term investment objectives...............................................Full Article: Source
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