High-quality, smaller launches mark a quieter Asian new funds landscape

Thu Jul 18, 2013


Thirty-two new Asian hedge funds raised a little over $1 billion in the first half of 2013, marking a 70% decline in asset terms year on year


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...

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