Some argue that hedge funds will benefit both from the support of US president-elect Donald Trump and increased volatility. But many institutions are reluctant to invest in them.
There's still value for investors in seeking the 'mini Warren Buffetts', but they have to contend with many hedge funds not worthy of the name, argued panellists at an AsianInvestor forum.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore is raising the regulatory bar, but there is a feeling that the city-state is making it harder for hedge funds to exist, especially smaller ones.
Market participants see more private equity investment professionals setting up shop in Hong Kong following the extension of a profits tax exemption late last week.
In a video interview, Peter Douglas, principal at CAIA Singapore, talks about funding sources in Asia’s hedge fund industry and the investing strategies to favour in coming months.
Investors have come to appreciate the liquidity role that investments play in portfolios, reflecting an industry bifurcation in alternative asset allocation, an AsianInvestor forum hears.