Fri, Oct 9, 2015
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

India hedge funds struggle in competitive market

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – Indian hedge fund managers are struggling to attract investors but hope to succeed where their much larger foreign counterparts don't, reports India Times, citing some local fund managers who produce double-digit returns.

In a nation where investors prefer stocks, local hedge fund managers, who enjoy the advantage of first-hand information on the local market and the lack of foreign currency exposure, face a huge challenge to convince investors to shift to an unfamiliar investment style (such as long/short equity) and to high fees.

Data from Eurekahedge showed that assets of India-focused hedge funds fell 68 % from 2007 to $2.1bn in March 2013. The Eurekahedge India Hedge Fund Index is down 2.7% (est.) YTD (to March), after returning +12.3% in 2012 and annualizing +5.4% since the index’ inception in January 2000.

But there is a flicker of light for the domestic hedge fund industry in Asia’s third largest economy.

Last week, the market regulator finally SEBI approved 47 alternative investment funds (AIFs), including hedge funds, to operate in India. These AIFs had started registering with SEBI in July 2012.

In May last year, SEBI rel......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Investing - AQR Capital and Renaissance Technologies raise stakes in Southwest Airlines[more]

    From In the previous part of this series, we saw how institutional investors played Southwest Airlines (LUV) in 2Q15. Now let’s move on to the trades executed by key hedge funds in Southwest Airlines over the same period. … Most of the hedge funds that had significant exposu

  2. Manager Profile - Pimco alternative funds flourish as 30-year bond rally fades[more]

    From Inside Pacific Investment Management Co., the bond behemoth that lost two chief investment officers last year and saw almost $500 billion of client money leave, a hidden profit engine is easing some of the pain. For more than a decade, Newport Beach, California-based Pimco has qu

  3. Niche Investing - Art investment funds: Attracting institutional and other new investors[more]

    From The Deloitte/ArtTactic Art and Finance Report 2014 (the "Art and Finance Report") noted that the "global art investment fund market was estimated to be worth at least $1.26 billion in the first half of 2014." This seems almost inconsequential when juxtaposed with the $54 billion of

  4. Hedge fund Barnegat survives September’s market selloff[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Bob Treue’s $679 million Barnegat Fund proved resilient after another month of market letdown as the hedge fund gained 2.2% last month, bringing its year-to-date gains to 2.8%. Treue said in his monthly report to i

  5. …And Finally - Japanese men want upgrade on their virtual girlfriends[more]

    From Five years after News of the Weird mentioned it, Japan's Love Plus virtual-girlfriend app is more popular than ever, serving a growing segment of the country's lonely males -- those beyond peak marital years and resigned to artificial "relationships." Love Plus models (Rinko