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Detailed Event Information For Private Equity Trade Mission - Real Estate- Mission to Oman and UAE Detailed Event Information For Private Equity Trade Mission - Real Estate- Mission to Oman and UAE
Private Equity Trade Mission - Real Estate- Mission to Oman and UAE -- Financial Services
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Location/Date: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 09/24/2014 - 09/25/2014
Event Summary:
U.S. Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM) also referred to as general partners or “GP's” are world-class in delivering top quartile returns to their clients--foreign and domestic asset holders such as endowments, pension funds, insurance companies, banks, high net worth individuals, sovereign wealth funds; or LP for Limited Partner. LPs are mandated to prudently maximize returns on investment for their stakeholders and thus allocate a small percentage of their overall assets / capital to the "alternative asset" class which includes broadly: private equity, real estate, infrastructure, venture capital, and impact investing. Increasing exports of alternative investment fund management accomplishes dual objectives. It increases inward investment (pursuant to SelectUSA's mission). While the GP is paid a management fee +2% per year to manage capital over the first five years of the 10-year life of the fund (and later 20% of the profits), the capital itself is invested into U.S. based entrepreneurs and growth companies, and real estate and infrastructure projects. Also, the payment of the management fee to the GP by a foreign-based LP is an export of services (NEI). As an example of magnitude, Institutional Limited Partner investors introduced as a result of ITA CTM's to U.S. GP CTM delegates between 2010-2012 committed $750 million to these U.S. based CTM GP's thus resulting in not less than $75 million in U.S. exports and simultaneously inward flows of $750 million to be invested in the United States. In all, we know there are $185 billion in foreign assets being managed today in the United States by our GP's.

Contacts:
Fred Aziz, Abu Dhabi
Commercial Officer
Phone: 971-02-414-2530
Fred.Aziz@trade.gov
Emily Shaffer, U.S Embassy Muscat Oman

Phone: 96824643623
ShafferEC@state.gov
Mohammed Saber Hmeidan, US Embassy Muscat, Oman

Phone: 96824643400
HmeidanM@state.gov
Jen Hansen, JLH Ventures

Phone: 16173123721
jen@jlhventures.com