Old hands show their strength in Asia
Wed Jul 21, 2010
AsiaHedge's New Funds Survey shows interest in new launches very much continuing, with as many as 53 funds mopping up a total of $2.13 billion in assets during the first half of 2010, though much of that looks like redistribution of assets
Despite being one of the toughest asset-raising climates in
its history, the new fund launch space for Asia Pacific hedge
funds in 2010 appears to show surprising strength, and
interestingly enough, Hong Kong emerges as the location of
choice for a majority of these funds during the first half of
The AsiaHedge New Funds Survey (based on fund launches
recorded and confirmed by AsiaHedge), shows that new funds
managed to garner as much as $2.13 billion in the first half of
the year. If you compare that to the $2.5 billion raised by new
funds over the whole of 2009, one can see the evidence of a
clear and continued interest in Asian hedge fund strategies.
But a closer look at the statistics shows that, without doubt,
all of the successful launches have come from seasoned managers
with strong reputational and operational muscle, either at a
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