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ADIA boosts staff to increase annualized rate of return

July 15, 2019 (Abu Dhabi) The Financial Times have reported that the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority's (ADIA) fixed income and treasury department plans to scale up active investing and boosting its staff to achieve the goal of increasing the annualized rate of return.  This move comes on the back of dropping annualized rate of return (6.5% in 2017 vs 5.4%…

If SWFs were cars then Mubadala and QIA are Ferraris while ADIA is a Volvo

July 15, 2019 (Hong Kong) Nasdaq have published an article asserting that Mubadala and the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) are unafraid of big flashy, attention-grabbing investments (e.g. QIA’s eye-catching luxury hotel deals or Mubadala's $15 billion into Masayoshi Son's tech-focused Vision Fund).  The article goes on to say that the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) by contrast is more like…

KIA, Wafra commit to European real estate fund

July 3, 2019 (New York) Pensions & Investments have reported that Henderson Park Capital Management closed its Henderson Park Real Estate Fund I at $2.2 billion, ahead of its $950 million target. Leading with cornerstone commitments were the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) and Wafra Investment Advisory Group amongst others. Read the original article on Pensions & Investment: Seeded by KIA,…

QIA announces a further $365 million acquisition

July 2, 2019 (Los Angeles) According to an article published on Yahoo! Finance, the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has announced a further $365 million acquisition by its multi-billion dollar real estate partnership. This latest investment made an acquisition of a residential community in Westwood (Santa Monica, LA) with 350 apartments and approximately 50,000 square feet of retail. This is the…

Oman’s Jabreen Capital expands footprint in the South East Asia market

June 24, 2019 (Muscat) Zawya has reported that Jabreen Capital, has entered into an agreement with EastBridge Partners Singapore to expand its private equity footprint in the South East Asia market.  The partnership will support Jabreen’s long term vision of diversifying its portfolio and expanding into the global market. Read the original article on Zawya:  Jabreen Capital acquires a significant…

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Dubai based firm collapse leaves entire region with almost no inbound foreign investment

August 1, 2019 (Dubai) In addition to foreign institutional investors, Greenstone Equity Partners is also seeing the GCC investor community move further away from regional fund managers in the wake of the Abraaj collapse, preferring regional direct investment or committing capital to global fund managers.  Greenstone’s Chairman and CEO Alex Gemici, was quoted: “The collapse of Abraaj has eroded institutional…

Greenstone becomes first Fund Placement Firm licensed by UAE Securities and Commodities Authority

June 11, 2019  (Dubai) Greenstone Equity Partners, the largest fund placement firm in the Middle East, has become the first firm of its kind to obtain a license to promote financial products and foreign securities by the UAE's Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA). The SCA has granted Greenstone’s UAE subsidiary, Greenstone Equity Partners Financial Products Promotion L.L.C., a license to perform…

Middle East based boutiques offer alternative to global firms

April 7, 2019 (Dubai) Greenstone Equity Partners is leading the dialogue on challenges faced by bankers looking to go it alone in the Middle East.  Greenstone Equity Partners' Alex Gemici, was quoted: Even if the founder has deep personal relationships within the region, clients and counterparties want to feel comfortable that any new firm will have longevity and will operate…

Liquidity becoming key for investing in hedge funds

April 7, 2019 (Dubai) Greenstone Equity Partners shares it's depth and breadth of expert industry knowledge on hedge funds.  Alex Gemici, Greenstone's CEO has been quoted: There has been a swing back to high quality hedge funds in recent years as investors have begun to ascribe greater value to liquidity. In asset classes such as private equity or venture capital,…

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