Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:
Preqin’s latest special report, Asia Pacific Hedge Funds, finds that the growing Asia Pacific hedge fund industry has outperformed all other regions over the last 12 months, with net returns of 18.61% over the 12 month
period ending July 2013, compared with the
15.38% and 11.97% achieved by North America- and Europe-focused funds.
Investor appetite for Asia-Pacific hedge funds is strong, Preqin says, with 41% of Asia-Pacific-based hedge fund investors
surveyed by Preqin planning to increase their allocations
to hedge funds over the coming 12 months. The firm writes: "An even
more significant 53% of non-Asia-Pacific-based investors surveyed will look
to increase their allocation to
hedge funds targeting investments in
the region over the next 12 months."
Other key facts from the report include: