In a major boost for Bahrain's position as the financial capital of the Middle East, AMP Capital, one of Australia's leading specialist investment managers, has officially opened its new office in the kingdom, this was published at GDN today.This follows AMP Capital being awarded a representative office licence by the Central Bank of Bahrain earlier this year."We are very pleased to establish our representative office in Bahrain," said AMP Capital chief executive - international Anthony Fasso."The GCC is an important region for AMP Capital to operate in, having existing clients across the region, including in Bahrain, for the last 10 years."AMP Capital is one of the most experienced global infrastructure and real estate managers with expertise across Asia, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand."We look forward to sharing our compelling investment opportunities with clients in the region," he said."Demand has been strong from investors looking to invest in asset classes where AMP Capital has specific capabilities, such as Australian real estate and regional and global infrastructure," he added."There is specific interest in Australian asset classes due to the relative robust performance of the economy, the commodity story and a way to benefit from the Asian growth story.