The theme of the AsiaHedge Forum 2010, De-coupling and
Strategies for the Asian Century, gave hedge fund managers and
investors an ideal platform to discuss issues at the heart of
the Asian hedge funds industry. Engaging, frank and erudite,
panellists covered a wide range of topics in the post-financial
crisis, post-Lehman era. Investors did not pull their punches
when they talked about their expectations of hedge fund
managers and for their part, managers spoke of the lessons
learned from 2008 and how they have adapted to survive.
Over the course of the event, held in Hong Kong on March 17
and 18, a number of recurrent themes emerged. It was clear from
the panel discussions that the hedge funds industry has shifted
to become investor-led, and with that shift the quality of
infrastructure, ethical standards and level of transparency
required of managers has been permanently raised. Several
panellists noted that...