Asian managers need to exhibit better returns with less volatility
May 23, 2011
Isaac Souede discussed the evolution of the Asian hedge fund industry and the benefits of segregated accounts
As chairman and CEO of $23 billion US fund of funds behemoth Permal Group, Isaac Souede has an almost unparalleled understanding of Asian managers and how they compare with their global counterparts. En route to the Boao Summit in China, he sat down with AsiaHedge senior writer Rodney Diola to discuss the evolution of the Asian hedge fund industry and the considerable benefits in opting for segregated accounts in Asia
How do you feel the hedge fund industry has evolved in Asia over the past few years, and do you feel that the global crisis has accelerated the maturity process?
Asia is slowly getting better, but to be on par with the world it has to become even better. Managers based in Asia, in general, have way too much beta in their portfolios. The more that changes, the easier it will be for us [to invest in Asian managers]....
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