ICYMI The Long-Short | Is the hype around UAE's growth as a hedge fund hotspot justified?

Published: 16 August 2023

The Long-Short is a podcast by the Alternative Investment Management Association, focusing on the very latest insights on the alternative investment industry.

Each episode will examine topical areas of interest from across the alternative investment universe with news, views and analysis delivered by AIMA’s global team, as well as a host of industry experts.

There has been plenty of noise in recent months regarding alternative investment funds migrating to the United Arab Emirates with some of the largest names in the industry among those setting up shop in the region. To get an on-the-ground report on whether we should believe the hype The Long-Short speaks to Muneer Khan, Middle East Managing Partner at Simmons & Simmons, who joins to discuss the buzz around growth in the Middle East.

Separately, the Long-Short team has been working on something new and quite special. We've partnered with KPMG to bring you something a little different, the ‘Perspectives’ series.

Perspectives is a dedicated series of conversations with leading CEOs and founders of alternative investment firms from around the world. Over the next few months, we will bring listeners along with us to hear from industry leaders on a variety of areas, including how to attract and retain top talent in the context of the fierce war for talent out there, as well as how to navigate the increasingly complex operational scaling challenges of running a modern investment funds business and much, much more. 

The first episode of Perspectives will be published next week. Stay tuned.

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