DIFC Supports First Alternative Investment Management Summit in Europe
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading international financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, announced today that it has signed a sponsorship agreement to support the upcoming editions of the Alternative Investment Management (AIM) Summit in Geneva and Dubai.
Launched in 2015, the AIM Summit is the region’s leading alternative investment management conference. The annual event gathers over 500 industry leaders from hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, and private debt to discuss the latest investment developments, trends and global market conditions. The conference also provides an engaging networking forum for future business opportunities.
The invitation-only summit is scheduled to host its inaugural European Summit in Geneva on 12 June 2019. As global investors increasingly seek out diverse opportunities to advance social and environmental solutions through investments that also produce robust financial returns, the upcoming Geneva summit has placed impact investing high on its agenda.
The event’s inaugural European edition follows several successful editions of the AIM Summit in the Middle East over the past five years and promises to witness a confluence of expert voices and panellists that includes Peter Rockefeller, Board Member & Vice Chairman of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and Managing Director of Brock Capital Group.
Arif Amiri, Chief Executive Officer of DIFC Authority, said: “We are pleased to be entering a sponsorship partnership with the AIM Summit. Now in its fifth year, the AIM Summit has cemented its position as a leading gathering for industry leaders to discuss and embrace the necessary business models and frameworks that drives growth in the alternative investment sector. Over the past 15 years, DIFC has grown into a focal point for the global business and investor community, our support to the AIM Summit reflect our commitment to providing our community with the ideal platform to explore the future of finance.”
The AIM Summit will be holding its annual investment conference in Dubai in November 2019.