The Middle East market for hedge funds: a reality, or a mirage?

special report: the gulf and hedge funds

The investment patterns and characteristics of the Gulf's regional investors do not correlate with those of the 1970s boom.

Local institutions, family offices and investment advisors in the region are at least as sophisticated as their peer groups in Europe. Indeed, based on our experience at Cedar Partners, they employ one of the most thorough, methodical and strict due-diligence procedures conducted by highly skilled and seasoned investment professionals.

Moreover, they have more options th