In what has been one of the quietest first halves in recent
years, 32 new Asia-focused funds raised $1.075 billion in
capital in the first six months of 2013, the latest AsiaHedge
New Fund survey shows.
The capital raised is almost 70% less than the $3.5 billion
that Asia-focused new strategies attracted in H1 2012 (thanks
mainly to mega launches such as ARCM and Tybourne - which
continued to raise substantial amounts of capital in the second
half of the year).
It is also 13% lower than the $1.23 billion raised by new
Asia managers in the second half of 2012, while the number of
new funds (as recorded by AsiaHedge) at 32 is also down by 18%
year on year on the new funds recorded in H1 2012.
Not only is this a clear indication of the significantly
high entry barriers for hedge funds and scarcity of...