Billion Dollar Club

Hong Kong leads by location as slide in assets eases up


An improvement in the markets in the first half of this year did not fully offset the continuing negative effect of redemptions, but anecdotal evidence points to a return to net capital inflows

The mid-year 2009 assets survey for the Asia-Pacific hedge fund industry throws up two interesting features. Firstly, total assets under management have dropped slightly from $122.4 billion at the end of 2008 to $119 billion as at end-June 2009. Secondly, in terms of location, the Asia-Pacific as a region has seen a significant increase in its share of assets from around 63% to 70% and Hong