Sun, Feb 14, 2016
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

One third of Asian hedge funds headquartered in China

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

China continues to the preferred location of Asian-focused hedge fund firms with approximately one-third of firms headquartered in China. Other popular Asian firm locations include Singapore with 11.4%, followed by Australia and Japan with 5.6 and 4.3%, according to the latest HFR Asian Hedge Fund Industry Report, released by analysis and research HFR.

Asian hedge funds assets surged in the second quarter of this year to $116.7bn, the third consecutive quarterly record for the Asian hedge fund industry. Asian hedge fund capital increased by $2.6bn during Q2, driven largely by performance-based gains as funds topped local Asian equity markets.

Despite the increase in capital to a record level, net capital inflows declined relative to both the prior quarter as well as year-over-year comparable to 2Q13. Outflows in Asian Equity Hedge strategies and Emerging Asian regions offset inflows into Asian Event Driven and Relative Value Arbitrage (RVA) strategies, and brought the overall 2Q14 inflow total for Asian hedge funds to $162m. As reported previously by HFR, total hedge fund capital globally increased to a record $2.8tln through mid-year 2014.

"Following moderate performance in most regional Asian markets through early 2014, Asian hedge fund performance accelerated in recent months with funds in China, India, Korea and Japan producing i......................

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. Asia - Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass estimates China's foreign reserves below critical level[more]

    From Nasdaq.com: Investor Kyle Bass stepped up his attack on China's currency, arguing in an investor letter distributed Wednesday that the second-largest economy's foreign reserves are "already below a critical level." The comments mark the latest effort by hedge funds and other investors to raise

  2. Investing - Some hedge funds want to make subprime auto loans next big short, 11 hedge funds that are “all in” on the FANG stocks, Hedge funds short London luxury homes, Cynet raises $7 million from U.S. hedge fund[more]

    Some hedge funds want to make subprime auto loans next big short From Bloomberg.com: A group of hedge funds, convinced they have found the next Big Short, are looking to bet against bonds backed by subprime auto loans. Good luck finding a bank willing to do the trade. Money manage

  3. Investing - Hedge funds see selloff in European bank stocks as buying opportunity[more]

    From WSJ.com: The massive selloff in European bank stocks and bonds is overdone and presents a “phenomenal” buying opportunity, according to some of Europe’s top hedge-fund managers. Despite a 28% slump in European bank stocks this year, including a 38% fall in Deutsche Bank AG and a 34% drop in Soc

  4. Legal - Carlyle accused of fraud by ex-employee, Hedge funds win CDS breach of contract suit against Deutsche Bank, Hedge fund asks for OK on $27.5m Goldman CDO deal, SFO examines Barclays hedge fund profits[more]

    Carlyle accused of fraud by ex-employee From AI-CIO.com: A former portfolio manager claims he was fired for blowing the whistle on “crazy” and “irresponsible” investments. Carlyle Group has been sued by a former portfolio manager for one of its hedge funds, who accused the firm of “knowi

  5. Illiquid assets are all the rage for hedge funds[more]

    From Valuewalk.com: …Institutional investors are increasingly turning to illiquid assets and active management strategies to combat macroeconomic trends, anticipated market volatility and diverging monetary policy, according to a new survey by Blackrock. And this week, Bloomberg has reported that at