Asian hedge funds

Fri Feb 17, 2012

Regulation and hedge fund management centres

When the law firm, Norton Rose, published its sixth survey of financial professionals’ sentiment in the wake of the financial crisis, its conclusions about the regulatory environment in the key Asia-Pacific financial centres were unequivocal. Published in October 2010, the survey asked more than 300 bankers, insurers and fund managers whether they perceived the regulatory environment in a number of leading Asian financial centres to be a driver for financial institutions to do more business in the jurisdiction, or a barrier.

Practitioners across the hedge fund industry are unlikely to be surprised that 94% of respondents saw the regulatory environment in Singapore as a driver for more business, while 78% and 56% respectively regarded the regulatory environment as being supportive in Hong Kong and Australia. By grim contrast, 94% said that the environment in China was a barrier to doing more business, while 83% and 53% respectively see the regulatory...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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