Fund managers expect ripe returns in Asia


More than one-third of hedge fund managers believe that Asia ex-Japan will provide the most attractive investment opportunities this year, according to a Barclays Capital survey.

Asia ex-Japan was expected to generate the best return in 2011, as voted by 35% of managers who participated in the poll, coming a close second to North America (39%). The two regions were cited as the best for fixed income and credit investing this year, with Japan and Europe seen as most promising for equity long/short. Asia ex-Japan was additionally viewed as the best region for global macro. 

Emerging markets will