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HFR finds Asian hedge fund assets up to $103.8bn

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update - HFR reports that capital invested in Asian hedge funds surged to its highest level in five years and passed an important growth milestone in the third quarter, according to their latest HFR Asian Hedge Fund Industry Report.

Total capital invested in the Asian hedge fund industry increased to $103.8 billion (¥ 10.14 trillion Japanese Yen, RMB 654 billion) surpassing the $100 billion milestone for the first time since 2Q08, prior to the global Financial Crisis. Performance gains were led by the HFRX Japan Index, which extended record performance gains in 3Q13, while hedge funds in Emerging Asia continued to outperform local equity markets. Global hedge fund capital increased by $94 billion to a record of $2.51 trillion (¥ 244 trillion Japanese Yen; RMB 15.7 trillion) in 3Q13.

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