Hedge funds struggle to find foothold in Gulf Co-operation states

The Gulf Co-operation Council states offer a challenging environment for hedge funds which are few on the ground. While investors in the region may be looking at alternatives, allocations remain low.


Despite ongoing interest and foreign investment in the Middle East, the fragmented and difficult nature of the regulatory regimes in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) states is still a drag on growth.

Nevertheless, the future does look bright for the hedge funds industry in the region. After a challenging two years when redemptions and burst equity bubbles wiped out gains across markets, investors are slowly returning money held on the sidelines.

“This is where we are going to start climbing

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