Opalesque Industry Update - The “Report of the Survey on Hedge Fund Activities of SFC-licensed Managers/Advisers” shows that hedge fund assets under management (AUM) in Hong Kong increased 38% from the time of the last survey in September 2010 to US$87.1 billion as of 30 September 2012. The major findings are summarised below:|
The number of hedge funds managed by the SFC-licensed hedge fund managers in Hong Kong surged to 676 as of 30 September 2012, up more than 25% compared to 538 funds as of September 2010.
The surveyed hedge fund managers invested mainly in the Asia Pacific region using equity long/short strategies and multi-strategies. As of 30 September 2012, 65.4% of the total AUM was invested in the Asia Pacific markets. Hong Kong and mainland China accounted for 27.5%.
94% of investors in hedge funds were from outside of Hong Kong. Most were funds of hedge funds, insurance companies and other institutional investors.