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Asian hedge funds continue to see outflow in 2012, GFIA (Part 2)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Asian hedge funds continue to see outflow of capital as investors desperately seek yield elsewhere, especially in the developed markets, reported Singapore-based hedge fund consultant GFIA’s Asian Hedge Funds Note for April 2013.

In contrast, the report noted that North American hedge funds posted the strongest growth in assets out of all regions in 2012, receiving $48.7bn inflows of capital.

"Conversely, total AUM for Asian Pacific funds decreased from $147bn in Dec 2011 to $135.5bn in Dec 2012, highlighting the difficulties managers are having in raising capital, unsupported by strong returns. As the hedge fund world consolidates, smaller funds will continue to face difficulties, as private capital appears to GFIA largely to have exited the hedge fund industry to seek better performance outside the world of financial investment, and large institutional investors limit their allocations to funds with longer track record and significant AUM base. This shift in investor base will definitely drive a transformation in the Asian hedge fund industry as managers reposition their offerings and their firms, to be attractive for the dwindling number (albeit larger-ticket) allocations," GFIA said in its report.

A separate report by AsianInvestor.net said that the assets of A......................

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