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Prequin: hedge funds finding capital with Asia-Pacific based investors

Monday, March 12, 2012

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

Hedge funds are finding a wealth of new capital raising opportunities with investors based in the Asia-Pacific region, according to new research from global data firm Prequin. Specifically, Asia-Pacific pension funds are looking for new hedge fund investment opportunities.

"Numerous Asia-Pacific investors are seeking to add new funds to their portfolios over the course of 2012," writes Ivan Jincheng Han, author of the report.

Institutional investors in the Asia-Pacific are becoming increasingly sophisticated and more demanding of their managers. Many investors are expecting institutional quality infrastructure before they will invest new capital, the study explains. Nearly 40% of those investors plan to increase their allocations to hedge funds in 2012.

Of that 40%, just over half intend to focus on emerging managers for their allocations, making Asia-Pacific investors more than twice as likely to choose a new manager than investors in other regions. These investors are interested in diversification as well as increased returns. They sometimes have a higher risk tolerance than comparable institutional investors.

The rapid growth of high net worth individuals in the region is also creating a glut of new family offices looking for investment opportunities. A study of the region, previously ......................

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