Opinion

Asian hedge funds—ready to join the big time?

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It seems as if we have been predicting the rise of Asian hedge funds for a long time. In truth, it hasn’t happened yet.

nullThe developed world has been in the doldrums since the financial crisis, and conventional wisdom says the emerging economies of Asia, led by China and India, will be the new drivers of global growth. But even if the Asian economies do become more influential or even dominant, will Asian hedge funds be more influential as well?

It seems as if we have been predicting the rise of Asian hedge funds for a long time. In truth, it hasn’t happened yet. From small beginnings in the late 1990s, assets in