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Preqin predicts strong growth on back of high returns for Asia Pacific hedge fund industry

Thursday, September 12, 2013

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:

  • Additionally, Preqin data shows that Asia-Pacific -focused hedge funds have outperformed the overall hedge fund benchmarks in both 2013 (as of 31 July) and 2012, as well as on an annualized basis over the past two, three and five years.
  • Over the course of 2013 so far, Asia-Pacific-focused funds managed by firms based in the region have produced a net return of 6.91%, which is nearly th ree times higher than funds managed by firms based elsewhere focused on the region at 2.40%.
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