The Alternative Investor – July 2023 Edition

The July edition of the Alternative Investor is out today – focusing on Dubai’s growth as a hugely important alternative investment hub and featuring the DIFC, Simmons & Simmons, Walkers Global and AIMA.

As always, we briefly look at the past month’s performances and some of the stories to have crossed our desks, from record (as well as disappointing) PE fundraisings, Carlyle’s new focus, Silver Lake going big game hunting, problems over at Odey, Andurand’s struggles, return of the star manager, founder rifts at Two Sigma, 33rd time lucky in crypto, recent FCA amendments, SEC hitting a financial adviser for excess fees, plus much more.

  • Arif Amiri, CEO of the DIFC, writes about the merits of Dubai and the DIFC ecosystem as “hedge funds look to expand their horizons.”
  • Simmons & Simmons’ Muneer Khan look at how the DIFC has grown to become the largest hedge fund hub in the region. The “UAE and especially Dubai [are] now at the top of the list for some of the world’s largest alternative asset managers and their talent.”
  • Walkers Global picks up the attractions of the UAE and the “concentrated and strategic efforts of the DIFC” that has seen high profile managers set up in the DIFC; as well as the “pairing” of offshore funds with DFSA-regulated managers to have a “best of both worlds” approach.
  • We round off with AIMA’s Tom Kehoe on the UAE’s charm offensive and attraction to managers, which has shown “clean intent to have the very best businesses globally move to the UAE region.”

Do email Jonty Campion ([email protected]) if you are interested in contributing to future editions.

Click below for the July edition of The Alternative Investor:

The Alternative Investor