Opinion

Becalmed managers caught in limbo

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Disciplined trading and/or bottom-up stock picking is the only way to win back investor trust for Asian managers

By Aradhna Dayal

nullThe summer doldrums seem to have extended to the Asian hedge fund industry, which inadvertently seems to be in the throes of an ongoing inertia. While August brought in some cheer with improved performances, it is clearly not enough yet to turn the fortunes for a large portion of Asian managers: those who have been hit by the sideways-swaying markets in Asia over the past few months, historically low volatility (across the global markets) and, most importantly, the absence of outlying returns, which lured international investors into Asia the first