Institutional Investors

Citi identifies sweet spot for size is in Asia

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Hedge funds in Asia-Pacific region stand a better chance of attracting direct allocations from pension funds and sovereign wealth funds within the region if they stay relatively small and nimble rather than turn into hulking multi-billion dollar behemoths.

So one might conclude based on a global survey conducted of public and private pension funds and sovereign wealth funds with combined $1.7 trillion in assets recently conducted by Citi Prime Finance.

Dagmar Baeuerle, a director at Citi Prime Finance, says many of the direct allocators interviewed in the survey showed more interest for fund managers with assets under management