Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:
There is much more local money available for investments in hedge funds in China. And there are also more foreign investors, who are attracted by the opportunities. For them, the best route to China is via offshore funds, FoHFs or UCITS funds.
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Many more Asian investors now
Chinaís wealthy class is growing along with the countryís economy, and companies are gathering cash surpluses. This means there is a large pool of capital available to invest in local hedge funds.
Data shows that hedge funds account for 0.6% of the GDP in the USA, 0.35% in Europe, 0.2% in Asia, while only 0.1% in China. It is expected that China's GDP would quadruple in 10 years time and hedge funds could go up to 0.4% of the country's GDP, meaning they would expand 12-fold, and place China second in the world for hedge fund investments.
In the Asia Pacific region, according to Capgemeni and Merrill Lynchís latest ......................
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