Credit funds come of age in Asia
Wed Jun 20, 2012
The positive performance of Asian credit funds is leading many investors to view them as something of a safe haven from the volatility of the equities markets
Asian credit funds have gained significantly greater prominence
post the global financial crisis, largely on the back of
deepening credit markets in Asia. A move among investors
towards taking a multi-strategy approach in Asia as well as
rocky equities markets, which make credit funds seem a safe
haven, has also given further impetus to demand for Asian
Not only has the performance of credit funds been positive,
but the capital inflows in them have also been significant.
Samena Capital, for example, doubled its credit portfolio at
the beginning of the year when it launched its Credit
Opportunities Fund with assets of close to $50 million. Saka
Capital, a long/short Asian credit fund focused on public
securities in investment-grade and high-yield debt markets as
well as in the CDS space, has also taken in a good amount of
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