The attraction of Asia is clear, but many new entrants are still debating whether or not a local presence is necessary and, if yes, where?
Niki Natarajan, InvestHedge
We have had a pretty lively discussion so far on whether or not Asia's time is here for good, and it seems that around this table at least, the consensus is that it is. It is interesting to see that over time more and more assets are actually being managed in the region. And one of the only topics we have not covered yet is whether or not you need to have a local presence to participate in Asia and, if so, what type and where should it be based.
Many funds of hedge funds have already announced plans to open research offices next year, while others are starting with marketing operations in the region. Among these Gottex Fund Management, Tremont Capital...