Zawya – Lionhart (Middle East) Limited, part of the Lionhart group of companies, a firm specializing in global multi-strategy arbitrage, today announced that it has gained regulatory approval from the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) to open an office in the Dubai International finance Center (DIFC).
The Dubai office will be headed by Jim Quinn who has over 20 years experience in the asset management industry with 10 years experience in the Gulf region. The office opening and the establishment of a dedicated team is the culmination of many years of investing in the Middle East. The increasing sophistication of Gulf investors and the rapid development of economies mean that the region is set to play an increasingly important role in the world’s economy. With this new office opening, Lionhart is committing itself to the Gulf region for the long term.
Abdulla Al Awar, Managing Director of DIFC Authority said: "The funds industry in the Middle East has seen rapid growth in the past few years, spurred by the growth of the economy and the availability of a world-class financial services infrastructure. The increasing commitment shown by leading firms like Lionhart in the region will boost the market for funds generally, and for hedge funds specifically. We look forward to providing Lionhart with the services that will support their efforts to develop their business in the region."