Asian Hedge Funds

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Q&A WITH ADRIAN WORTH, MANAGER RESEARCH CONSULTANT, MERCER, HONG KONG
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1. Why are Asian hedge fund assets small relative to GDP and local savings rates?
Firstly, financial markets in Asia are less mature than their US or European equivalents. This results in a smaller range of securities and instruments that a hedge fund can access and utilize in the context of a hedge fund strategy. For example, access to borrow in the China A-share market is limited, cutting off a significant opportunity set/risk management tool for a large number of managers....

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