Opinion

The billion-dollar book

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Boon or bane in Asia?

By Aradhna Dayal

nullIn sync with the sultry summer that June unleashes in Asia, the buzz around several marquee billion-dollar launches is heating up the hedge fund scene in the region. Whether it is Carl Huttenlocher’s much anticipated Myriad, Seth Fischer’s Oasis, Morgan Sze’s Azentus or even the highly secretive China-focused Principia, investor expectations from these new-age, institutionalised funds are running high.

Adding to the excitement is the rapid scaling up of a handful of seasoned, second-generation managers such as Danny Yong of Dymon Asia, John Ho of Janchor Partners, Gen Kato’s MAM,