04 April 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE

ADGM successfully kicked-off and hosted the annual Alternative Investment Management (AIM) Summit 2016 in Abu Dhabi

4 April 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre of in Abu Dhabi, was pleased to host more than 250 global CEOs, leading institutional investors and investment professionals at the Alternative Investment Management (AIM) Summit 2016, held in Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island on 30-31 March 2016.

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Gathering a panel of distinguished speakers and industry leaders from the US, Europe and the GCC region, the two-day pre-eminent alternative investment summit facilitated thought leadership on key topics including macro investment outlook, GCC investment opportunities and challenges, the rise of Fintech in the MENA region and other issues on the global hedge fund industry agenda. To encourage deeper understanding of ADGM’s attractiveness as an asset management hub, ADGM’s senior management also had the opportunity to host a dedicated session with participants by presenting ADGM’s regulatory framework and business structure.

Joining H.E Ahmed Al Sayegh, Chairman, ADGM, industry heavyweights who demonstrated support for the summit with their presence included Mr Lee Patridge, Managing Director of Salient Partners, Mr Stephen Weiss, Managing Partner and CIO of Short Hills Capital Partners, Mr Robert E. Kiernan III, CEO of Advanced Portfolio Management, Dr Rania Azmi, Strategic Advisor of Sovereign Wealth Fund, Dr Nasser Saidi, Economist and Governance Reform Advocate at Nasser Saidi & Associates, Mr Stephen Oxley, Vice Chairman of PAAMCO, Mr Gary Dugan, CIO of Emirates NBD, Mr Danny Farha, CEO of BECO Capital, Herve Cuviliez Founding Partner of Leap Ventures, to name a few.

Mr Richard Teng, CEO, Financial Services Regulatory Authority, ADGM said: “The AIM Summit provides an important platform for local and global players to discuss global trends, issues and challenges in the marketplace. It provides a forum for players to strategise for the future and harness each other’s competitiveness, and explore opportunities for collaboration and growth. The event is part of ADGM’s efforts to engage key stakeholders and industry members as we build a robust and connected investment community. ADGM, as an IFC and financial service regulator, will continue to play our part in assisting our members and companies to navigate through regulatory complexity and challenges to achieve their business objectives.”