Asian managers line up to catch the platform train


The massive churn in the Asian hedge fund industry is throwing up not just challenges but also major opportunities

By Aradhna Dayal

nullIn Asia, a new trend is quietly but firmly taking shape: a handful of the mega Asian hedge fund shops, particularly those that have crossed $500 million in assets under management and have built institutional infrastructure, are contemplating a move toward becoming multi-talent/multi-strategy shops or quasi-platforms.

These mega funds, many of which have hard- or soft-closed their flagships funds over the past year, view this as a strategic move: the platform model could well be the next critical step in their growth trajectory and catapult them into the same leagues