Why and How Do Middle Eastern Sovereign Wealth Funds, Pension Funds and High Net Worth Individuals Invest in Private Funds?

International investment manager Invesco Asset Management Limited recently published a report shedding light on the profiles of and investment preferences of various types of investors in the Middle East.  Specifically, the report described “investment” and “development” sovereign wealth funds and their preferences in regard to private equity investments, the emergence of sovereign pension funds, the investment preferences of ultra-high net worth individuals and regional capital flows.  The report provides valuable insight for private fund managers looking to understand and source investments from these investor segments in the Middle East.  This article summarizes key findings of Invesco’s report.  See also “Why and How Do Sovereign Wealth Funds Invest in Hedge Funds?,” Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 6, No. 13 (Mar. 28, 2013).

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