This month's edition of Asia Pacific Intelligence carries a great deal of information on regulatory changes across our region, changes that might continue the process of opening up the hedge fund and fund industry generally to investors from across the world.
According to State St at least, this is something greatly to be desired among fund managers but for GFIA, in the hedge fund arena it all relies on the strength of the underlying markets. However, it clearly varies according to who you ask. Another study from BNP Paribas, found that Asian institutions aren't keen on eating Asian cooking, avoiding hedge funds because of issues around performance, fees and credibility.
Gottex has been busy this month and we cover their two joint ventures in the Asia Pacific region.
And what format will funds adopt in the newly regenerated Asia Pacific fund industry? Dechert's Angelyn Lim revisits her interview with us a year ago on the proposals for cross Asia fund passports and we report on Cerulli's and others' findings on the subject.
I also urge you to check out the hedge fund news round-up section which offers a comprehensive coverage of the hedge fund news in our region for October. Enjoy!
About the editor - Based in the UK, Beverly Chandler has been a specialist hedge fund journalist and editor for many years. She has written extensively for the national newspapers, including the Financial Times, trade papers and established a number of hedge fund magazines and newsletters. She has also written a series of books on the subject, including Managed Futures - An Investor's Guide for Wiley Financial, and Investing with the Hedge Fund Giants, from Pearson. Beverly was the European editor for MAR Hedge from 1996 to 2000, the years when a great number of the hedge fund manager star names of today were starting to build their businesses. She was awarded the Rose Baratz journalism award by AIMA in 1992.
Beverly has also worked extensively in the hedge fund conference industry, chairing and filming interviews at events for the GAIM conferences among others.
This article was published in Opalesque's Asia Pacific Intelligence our monthly research update on alternative investments in the Asia-Pacific region.