The SkyBridge Alternatives Conference returns to Singapore this month, with a wider range of global topics to be covered at the hedge fund capital introductions event.
Despite Salt's party atmosphere in Las Vegas at night, capital introduction is a hard day's slog for hedge fund managers.
Salt Las Vegas, the hedge fund industry's biggest cap intro event, will see more Asia-based delegates, fewer gatecrashers and a touch of Hollywood.
North American institutions are now the major source of Asian hedge fund allocations, leading to a shift in the way fund managers present themselves to investors.
More hedge fund strategies based on high-frequency trading are preparing to launch in the region, says Rebekah Pang of Newedge.
A build-out of the bank's Asian prime brokerage team will follow the launch of a global platform.
Rebekah Pang takes over as cap-intro head as 10-year Newedge veteran Kirby Daley exits for a buy-side role.
Capital introduction executives from Bank of America Merrill Lynch discuss the state of the market, with capital inflows strong but barriers to entry high.
Sam Tabar, who has joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch from PMA to lead its capital-raising efforts for hedge-fund clients, is expecting a wider range of strategies among Asia fund launches.
Ben Happ, Credit Suisse's Hong Kong capital-introductions sage, says investors are placing greater emphasis on a hedge fund's operations and infrastructure.