Institutional Investors

Greenwich tracks Asia investor interest in HFs

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The opportunity for external managers in Asia totals $1.1 trillion from investors in China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, according to Greenwich Associates.

In its latest survey of investors in the region, Greenwich found that Asian institutions are more apt to employ external managers for hedge funds, and about one in 10 Asian institutions expect to hire a single-manager hedge fund the coming year.

This year alone has seen a lot of movement among pensions. For example, in January, Korea’s National Pension Service announced it was looking to increase the amount of portfolio assets outsourced to