Research Reports

UAE Asset Management

August 17 , 2016

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Executive Summary

What is this report about?
UAE Asset management industry is the third largest in GCC after KSA and Kuwait. There is however a lack of mutual fund penetration in UAE indicated by the low AuM/GDP ratio (0.2%). Lack of foreign institutional participation and restrictions on the same is a major deterrent for the development of the industry. In this report, we have analyzed the funds based on their asset classes and detailed on their performance, and compared it with the benchmarks. The report also covers details of the major market participants in UAE, the industry architecture, and recent regulatory changes relating to asset management.

Who will benefit and why?
The report will help institutional investors and high net worth individuals to understand about the industry. It will also benefit fund managers, asset management companies, investment banks, and regulatory authorities.

How exhaustive is this report?
We have provided a detailed analysis of the funds and their performance. The report covers aspects relating to the industry challenges, the impact of low oil prices on capital and debt markets, and the role of market participants such as sovereign wealth funds and pension funds.


Key Questions Addressed

  • What are the various funds and how have they performed?
  • What is the architecture of asset management industry?
  • How are the funds distributed among various asset classes in the UAE?
  • Who are the major participants in the market?
  • What are the recent regulatory changes in the UAE ?

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Industry Architecture: Needs focus on product diversification
  • Mutual Fund Analysis
  • Market Segments: More scope for debt markets to develop
  • Market Participants: Predominately Government
  • Frontier to Emerging Markets and MSCI Stance
  • Industry Challenges
  • Regulatory Bodies & Developments
  • Annexure

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