Industry Analysis

Consultants play growing role in Asian hedge fund allocations

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The Asian hedge fund industry is seeing a new conduit to long term assets in the form of hedge fund consultants, which have emerged as a key gate-keeper for institutional assets following the global financial crisis

The Asian hedge fund industry is seeing a new conduit to long term assets in the form of hedge fund consultants, which have emerged as a key gate-keeper for institutional assets following the global financial crisis

Thomas Kreitler
Manubu Washio
Unlike in the US, where consultants have historically played an important role, hedge fund consultants are a slightly new phenomenon in Asia. Institutional investors have traditionally invested in Asian hedge funds by word of mouth or through fund of funds. However, consultants are now playing an increasingly important role in the growth