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Opalesque Roundtable Series - Hong Kong 2008

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After New Zealand, Australia and Singapore, this is already the fourth edition of the Opalesque Roundtable Series, the Opalesque Hong Kong Roundtable. We have again united some of the leading hedge fund managers as well as representatives of the local investor community to gain unique insights into the specific idiosyncrasies and developments, the issues and advantages of Hong Kong as a hedge fund center.

The Opalesque Hong Kong Roundtable was sponsored by Newedge Prime Brokerage and took place in their Hong Kong office. We also thank Singapore based GFIA for helping us put the group together.

The participants of the Opalesque Hong Kong Roundtable are:

One of the "big stories" for the next 20 years is the continued growth of China and India. At the moment, Hong Kong is still the gateway for money and people both going into and coming out of China.

  • Will Hong Kong's supremacy hold in the light of fast-raising Shanghai?
  • The Hong Kong Jockey Club is a pioneer of hedge fund investing amongst Asian institutions. How satisfied is the Club, what is the future of its hedge fund program? Which trends to investors observe?
  • How is the local hedge fund industry developing? What are the regulatory trends?
  • What is behind that "Hong Kong-Singapore thing" - how do the experts see the rivalry of these two Asian power centers?
  • Market participants observe a "huge influx of hedge fund investors from Europe and North America" into Hong Kong. What are the opportunities for hedge fund managers in 2008 and beyond?
  • Learn from some of the most seasoned investors what Asian hedge funds can deliver, but maybe most importantly what not to expect from a typical Asian hedge fund.
The previously published Opalesque Singapore Roundtable Script (April 24th) can be downloaded here: www.opalesque.com/index.php?act=static&and=RoundtableSIN

All other previously published Opalesque Roundtable Scripts (New Zealand (March 17th), Australia (March 25th)) can be downloaded here: www.opalesque.com/index.php?act=archiveRT

Matthias Knab, Director of Opalesque Ltd, moderates the Opalesque Roundtables. Matthias Knab is an internationally recognized expert on hedge funds and alternatives and has frequently served as chairman of hedge fund conferences in New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Miami, Bahamas, Stockholm, Dubai etc. In addition, he has presented or moderated at hedge fund events in Sydney, Cape Town, Madrid, and Bombay, and lectured at numerous universities on the subjects of hedge funds and the state of the global alternative asset management industry.

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