A fertile environment for successful investing
Since the early years of this decade, Singapore has become
one of the most significant bases for hedge fund managers in
the Asia-Pacific and the range of Singapore-based funds is
testament to its role in enhancing the depth and breadth of the
Asian hedge funds industry.
While there is still a preponderance of long/ short equity
funds (many with a long bias), a quick glance through the list
of Singapore-based managers reveals a wide and growing variety
There are many reasons why managers favour Singapore, from
its geographical location to its relatively low-cost base and
high quality of life.
But, whatever the motives of individual managers, one
universal message comes through clearly the Singapore
regulator welcomes hedge funds and has created an environment
that reflects that.
With more than 100 funds now headquartered there, the
efforts of the city states...