Louis-Vincent Gave is the chief executive officer of Marshall Wace GaveKal Asia, a joint venture established between GaveKal Research and Marshall Wace LLP in June last year. Paul Marshall is the co-founder and chairman of Marshall Wace, which runs $7 billion in equity long/short strategies. They talked to AsiaHedge about how the Asian hedge fund industry is set to undergo radical change in the year ahead, and what will be the defining characteristics of the managers that will survive and thrive
Paul Marshall and Louis-Vincent Gave
What trends do you expect to see in 2009 in terms of the number, fund size and diversity of the Asian hedge fund universe?
Louis-Vincent Gave: My personal belief is that the doom and gloom currently prevalent, with predictions that more than half of Asian hedge funds will close could be misplaced. First, the costs of running an operation in Asia are far...