Industry Analysis

  • Numbers high, but assets slow as high-quality smaller launches mark Asia new fund market

    21 Jul 2014

    Thirty-three new Asian hedge funds raised just under $800 million in initial assets in H1 2014, according to the latest AsiaHedge new funds survey. Although the assets figure is well down on the previous year, the increasingly high quality of the new funds that are coming through in Asia bodes well for future industry growth

  • Capitalising on Japan’s big restructuring

    23 Jun 2014

    Legendary Japan investor and SPARX Group president, CEO and CIO Shuhei Abe discusses how Abenomics is making the economy competitive again and how reforms to the country’s $1.3 trillion public pension pool will be a game-changer for Japan’s financial markets

  • Prime brokers battle for market share amid improving climate

    21 May 2014

    The latest AsiaHedge Prime Broking survey shows that Goldman Sachs still has the largest share of the pie in Asia’s prime brokerage business, both by assets and mandates, while the strong competition led by Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and UBS continue to build their positions in a changing market

  • Sunshine Funds Database: across the Great Wall

    21 May 2014

    The recently launched AsiaHedge Sunshine Funds database is a ground-breaking product that for the first time scientifically maps the rapidly growing onshore China private funds and sunshine funds industry. AsiaHedge research analyst Amy Lam explains the process behind the compilation of this pioneering database

  • Assets in Asian hedge funds climb 14% in 2013 on returns and inflows

    21 Mar 2014

    Asian hedge funds staged a strong recovery in 2013 to register an impressive 14% overall growth in industry assets, buoyed by high returns and targeted inflows from global and regional hedge fund allocators

  • Digging deep for distressed debt returns

    21 Mar 2014

    Diminishing capital and signs of stress in Asian markets are leading to a proliferation of distressed debt and special situation funds targeting opportunities across the Asian region

  • New funds in 2013: number of launches rises 9%, but assets raised fall by 19%

    25 Feb 2014

    Longer gestation periods and selective investor appetite kept Asian new fund launches at relatively modest levels in 2013, despite a stronger second half. But activity is already picking up again this year and the increasing diversity and quality of the new Asia funds coming through bodes well for the long-term health of the industry

  • Following a market resurgence in 2013, what does 2014 have in store for Asia?

    20 Jan 2014

    Industry experts predict strong performance across a wide range of Asian markets this year, with a more stable macro environment benefiting equity-focused strategies as well as more esoteric investment areas

  • AsiaHedge Awards 2013: celebrating the top Asian performers in an eventful year

    22 Nov 2013

    A strong mix of new and established funds came through to win the 12th AsiaHedge Awards this year after a challenging and volatile 12 months for all Asian hedge fund managers

  • AsiaHedge Awards: Final contenders line up for 12th Awards

    21 Oct 2013

    After an eventful and changeable year for Asia-Pacific hedge funds, the nominations have been finalised for the AsiaHedge Awards 2013, which will be held in Hong Kong on 24 October

  • On the rise again: strong growth this year in Asian hedge fund assets

    19 Sep 2013

    Asian hedge funds overcame emerging market blues to clock an impressive 10% growth in assets in H1 2013, as global investors increased their allocations to the region’s expanding range of high-quality managers and diverse strategies

  • AsiaHedge Awards 2013: Top contenders line up for 12th Awards

    19 Sep 2013

    After what has been a volatile year for many Asian hedge fund managers, the final contenders are taking shape for the AsiaHedge Awards 2013, to be held in Hong Kong on 24 October

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