If you can't attract the right kind of investor, your hedge fund adventure may result in disaster. Iain Jenkins explains what to do and what to avoid when generating capital
Creating scarcity has always been the secret to raising money in hedge funds, but it hasn't always been easy to achieve in Asia, where new funds have struggled to make it onto the radar screens of most of the big investor groups. However, all that is changing.
There is greater demand than ever before from the investor community, with the number of Asian specialist fund of funds multiplying and a number of bigger groups, like RMF, setting up offices in the region with the aim of investing up to 25% of their assets with Asian managers. Supply of new managers is also growing but, particularly in Japan, not at the same rate as the demand.
This has made it possible...