The 2015 AIMA Middle East Hedge Fund Summit to convene key regional investors with global industry leaders

Published: 02 March 2015


The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) will be the sponsoring host of the global financial industry on March 31st, 2015 when it welcomes up to 300 delegates to the premier regional conference held by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry body. The exclusive event will convene star portfolio managers, institutional investors and economists to debate macro trends, regional market developments and alternative investment opportunities for the year ahead. 

Sohail Jaffer, Deputy CEO of FWU Dubai Services and Middle East regional representative of AIMA, said, “Increased interest in hedge funds and alternatives comes at a time when institutional investors are seeking out investments uncorrelated to their portfolios. Pursuit of such strategies has broadened beyond sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and proprietary capital asset allocators. Our goal in organising this event is to advance investors’ understanding of hedge funds through education and thought leadership.”

Organised by Dalma Capital Management in association with Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM), Apex Fund Services and FWU Group – the conference will feature seasoned panels and workshops, which will include discussing the direct impact on investments caused by global and GCC market outlooks, the impact of cheap oil, an expensive dollar and potentially steepening interest rates on regional economies, trends and developments in alternatives and allocation and effects of the UAE upgrade to Emerging Market status. 

Howard Leedham MBE, Chief Executive Officer of Dalma Capital, said, “Dalma Capital is delighted to help organise AIMA’s Middle East Hedge Fund Summit. Alongside the DIFC, AIMA and the event’s prestigious sponsors we look forward to another dynamic event and welcoming some of the best in-sector leaders, speakers, delegates, AIMA members and guests to the Summit.”

Attendees of AIMA’s Middle East Hedge Fund Summit primarily consist of portfolio managers, analysts, risk managers, business leaders and other key representatives of the financial industry.

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