2011: A curtain raiser

Mon Jan 17, 2011


AsiaHedge takes a look at what lies ahead for the Asian hedge fund industry in terms of start-ups, capital raising, regulation, investment themes and the macro economic environment


As the Asian hedge funds industry gears up to face the new year, industry players can expect nothing short of a challenging time ahead. Even without another Madoff or Lehman Brothers seismic shock, 2011 is shaping up to be tough year to start up a hedge fund, bring new assets into an existing one, and maintain good performance.

Against a backdrop of increasing regulatory interest in hedge fund managers, the industry is also grappling with demands from clients for greater and deeper access to information about the internal workings of funds. Investors want to see strong infrastructure as well as talented managers. The hedge funds industry is a people business, but above all it is performance and track record that still differentiate the winners...

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