Australia’s maturing hedge fund industry seeks local investors

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Having shown prowess in handling volatility in the markets, it is time for Australian hedge fund managers to court investment from their home turf

 
Damien Jasczyk
 
Tim Hannon
Australia is something of an anomaly in the Asian hedge funds space. It has a plethora of mature, world-class hedge fund managers and yet it tends to be a fairly insular and domestic market.

Overview
The country’s stock market itself is mature and sophisticated, with a healthy variety of listed companies. There are ample opportunity to play Asian investment themes, and at the same time Australia’s rule of law, tight regulatory environment and legal system are on a par with Europe and the US. There is a substantial