Opinion

Revolution, not evolution, needed to survive the summer of discontent

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The Asian hedge fund industry will need to embrace a revolutionary new thinking if it wants to survive investor concerns on performance, costs and risks

By Aradhna Dayal

nullI recently returned from an extensive trip to Central Asia and Europe. En-route to the legendary EuroHedge Summit in Paris, I took the opportunity to sit down and talk informally with some of the oldest asset allocators in the region. These included family offices, private banks, institutions, fund of funds and asset managers – investors that have had Asia on their radar way before the US allocators, seeded some of the earliest Asian managers, and have witnessed first hand numerous market cycles and their impact on Asian investments.

Notwithstanding the