Asia-Pacific assets edge up slightly to $138 billion
Tue Sep 21, 2010
Industry assets remained more or less static in H1 2010, a reflection of slow capital inflows offset by continued redemptions and largely flat performance, with Asia ex-Japan emerging as the largest strategy
Asset Survey for 1H 2010 throws up virtually no surprises, with
Asian hedge fund assets growing marginally by less than 4%
during the first half of the year to $137.75 billion by
end-June 2010 - confirming our suspicions that this is an
industry currently caught in a state of a limbo.
The first six months of the year saw Asian managers grapple
with the double whammy of tough markets, high volatility and
extremely restricted capital inflows. While the recovery in
total industry assets from the lows of $118.75 billion in June
2009 continued, the pace of growth slowed down considerably in
1H 2010 as the macro environment worsened globally and
investors deferred their asset-allocation plans even
A big positive trend that got firmly entrenched was that of
hedge fund assets moving to Asia to be managed locally. The
split between Asia and non-Asia based assets has...
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