Asset Management in the Middle East 2018: Pockets of Addressability

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This new report focuses on the markets for investment funds and asset management services in the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and Oman. The market sectors covered include sovereign wealth funds; social security funds; insurance companies and other institutions; financial advisors; and high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs).

This report is designed to offer global asset managers, private banks, and other wealth management firms an analysis on a marketplace that is notoriously opaque. For firms already doing business in the Middle East region, this report provides a comprehensive, quantitative review of these markets. For firms not yet doing business in this part of the world but looking for more information, the data and qualitative insights aim to better inform planning decisions and illustrate the nature of the asset and wealth management business in the GCC markets.

The report was produced in partnership with Insight Discovery Limited, a Dubai-based market research and consulting firm. Themes and topics covered in this report are based in part on proprietary research by Insight Discovery, supported by hundreds of survey interviews. Additional interviews were conducted on an off-the-record basis with industry experts.

Reasons To Purchase:
  • Explore the opportunities and challenges for asset managers who want to do business in the six countries of the GCC—a notoriously opaque part of the world
  • Gain insight into the state of institutions, advisors, wealth management, and the regulatory landscape within the GCC and best practices for addressing each client segment
  • Review the key characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses of the various international financial centers (IFCs) in the region
  • Identify the changes that would enable Islamic asset management and Islamic funds to grow rapidly over the long term
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