The only Alternative Investments consultancy founded by Gulf nationals.


Arkan Partners is an independent Alternative investment consulting firm founded in 2009 by Faisal Y. Al-Awadi and Ali S. Al-Salim.

Based in the Gulf, the partners work closely with international asset managers and the Middle East investment community.

Arkan Partners provides advisory and research services to international asset managers looking to improve their business development strategy in the Middle East by enhancing knowledge and broadening relationships.

The firm also offers a local, real-time source of intelligence on the Alternative investment industry to Middle East investors.

Since inception, Arkan Partners has consulted to numerous leading Alternative asset managers based in New York, London and Hong Kong that collectively manage Alternative assets in excess of $150bn and total assets of $1tn.


The partners, both Gulf nationals, possess an unparalleled understanding of the region and international experience having worked within the Alternative investment industry at firms including Goldman Sachs International and Fortress Investment Group.

Faisal Y. Al Awadi has extensive experience working with international Hedge funds and investors across the Middle East and Europe. Prior to co-founding Arkan Partners, Faisal spent 9 years at Goldman Sachs between New York and London post receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Business-Economics from Brown University.

Ali S. Al Salim has a background in managing Alternative investments and Sales & Marketing. Prior to co-founding Arkan Partners, Ali was responsible for Middle East capital formation at Fortress Investment Group in London. Ali has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Software Engineering from Manchester Metropolitan University.


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Telephone: +965 2232 2062 or +44 207 55 88 243

PO Box 2668