Consultants play growing role in Asian hedge fund allocations
Mon May 21, 2012
The Asian hedge fund industry is seeing a new conduit to long term assets in the form of hedge fund consultants, which have emerged as a key gate-keeper for institutional assets following the global financial crisis
The Asian hedge fund industry is seeing a new conduit to
long term assets in the form of hedge fund consultants, which
have emerged as a key gate-keeper for institutional assets
following the global financial crisis
Unlike in the US, where consultants have historically played an
important role, hedge fund consultants are a slightly new
phenomenon in Asia. Institutional investors have traditionally
invested in Asian hedge funds by word of mouth or through fund
of funds. However, consultants are now playing an increasingly
important role in the growth of the Asian hedge fund industry,
thanks to the institutionalisation of the industry as well as a
greater demand for transparency after the collapse of Lehman
Brothers and the Madoff fraud scandal.
After suffering a slowdown after the global financial
crisis, consultants are once again seeing opportunity for
strong growth in Asia, particularly as many investors have
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