Australia’s maturing hedge fund industry seeks local investors
Fri Oct 21, 2011
Having shown prowess in handling volatility in the markets, it is time for Australian hedge fund managers to court investment from their home turf
Australia is something of an anomaly in the Asian hedge funds
space. It has a plethora of mature, world-class hedge fund
managers and yet it tends to be a fairly insular and domestic
The country’s stock market itself is
mature and sophisticated, with a healthy variety of listed
companies. There are ample opportunity to play Asian investment
themes, and at the same time Australia’s rule of
law, tight regulatory environment and legal system are on a par
with Europe and the US. There is a substantial domestic
financial services sector and a long tradition of Australian
managers working in the international capital markets, then
bringing their experience and skills home with them.
The hedge fund industry’s assets under
management stand at $46.5 billion including $32.5 billion in
hedge funds and $14 billion in fund of hedge funds, according
to data compiled...
ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H
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