Launches & Closures

AsiaHedge New Funds Survey: fewer new Asian hedge funds launch, but raise more assets


An invigorated new fund launch landscape in Asia saw $2.86 billion raised by a mere 24 funds, reflecting high entry barriers and a greater focus on quality

A survey of the new Asian fund launches in 1H 2011 validates several of the predictions AsiaHedge has been making for some time now. There is a renewed vigour in the launch scene, with as much as $2.86 billion assets being gathered by these new funds, and yet that figure is achieved by a mere 24 funds – barely one-third of the number of funds (70) that launched in 1H 2010.

In other words, capital arteries are flowing again but the barriers to entry have risen considerably, resulting in only a handful of new managers