Middle Eastern investors keen to access hedge fund absolute returns

Hedge fund managers facing narrowing sources of investment for their funds are turning to the significant investor base in the Middle East.


While many Middle Eastern investors are willing to put money into conventional hedge funds, a growing number of ethical Islamic investors are keen to see Shariah compliant hedge funds. The Al Safi platform may offer some hedge funds a relatively easy way to become Shariah compliant, giving their fund the reassurance ethical Islamic investors want without disputing the fund’s strategy.

There is no doubt there is an attractive pool of investment capital not only in the Gulf Co-operation Council

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