Hong Kong leads by location as slide in assets eases up
Mon Sep 21, 2009
An improvement in the markets in the first half of this
year did not fully offset the continuing negative effect of
redemptions, but anecdotal evidence points to a return to net
The mid-year 2009 assets survey for the Asia-Pacific hedge
fund industry throws up two interesting features. Firstly,
total assets under management have dropped slightly from $122.4
billion at the end of 2008 to $119 billion as at end-June 2009.
Secondly, in terms of location, the Asia-Pacific as a region
has seen a significant increase in its share of assets from
around 63% to 70% and Hong Kong is now the
industry’s biggest centre. This might signal what
could be the beginning of a major shift in the make-up of the
Asia-Pacific hedge fund industry.
Given the jump in the Asia-Pacific markets since the
beginning of the year, one might have expected the
industry’s assets to...
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