Administrators line up to cater for an institutional future in Asia

Wed Jul 21, 2010

HSBC still leads, followed by Citco, in the annual AsiaHedge administrator survey. But the competitive landscape is clearly changing in what remains a fragmented market

The Asia-Pacific hedge fund industry may have changed quite a lot over the past year, but our latest snapshot of market share among leading administrators in the region has changed remarkably little since our last survey a year ago.

HSBC, the giant banking group, remains by a long distance the biggest hedge fund administrator in the Asia-Pacific, both by number of mandates (currently at 196 confirmed, down just a tad from exactly 200 last year) and by the combined assets of funds administered (at more than $24 billion, again a very slight dip from the comparable figure a year ago).

Citco Fund Services, for many years the biggest administrator in the bigger hedge fund markets of both the US and of Europe, according to successive surveys in our Absolute Return and EuroHedge publications, remains some way behind HSBC in second place in Asia - though still comfortably ahead of the...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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