Opinion

Asian managers line up to catch the platform train

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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