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Managed accounts see a boost in Asia


Almost all new inflows into Asia are coming in the form of managed accounts, say market watchers, as investors look for segregation of assets and a higher degree of transparency post-Madoff.

While these accounts have been quite prevalent in the US and Europe, this is a first for Asian hedge fund managers, who will now have to adapt their back office administration and disclosure to cater to investors.

While some managers are concerned about the cost and effort involved, as well as the disclosure of individual positions, the shift should help restore the confidence of investors, who can