2011 Key Trends in Asian Hedge Funds

Eurekahedge October 2011

Introduction Asian hedge funds have witnessed remarkable growth over the last decade in terms of both fund population as well as assets under management (AuM). As at August 2011 the total AuM in Asian hedge funds stood at US$135 billion; nearly six times that as of end-2000 while the number of funds increased more than six fold in that same period. Although assets managed by Asian hedge funds peaked in 2007 at US$176 billion, the size of the region’s hedge fund industry was hit by the combined effect of redemptions and performance-based losses through the global financial crisis causing AuM to fall to US$105 billion in April 2009. Figure 1: Industry growth since 1999
1,400 1,200 200 180 160 120 100 600 400 200 0 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Aug11
Number of funds AuM (US$ billion)

Number of funds

1,000 800

80 60 40 20 0

Source: Eurekahedge

Since April 2009 the industry has witnessed healthy growth, gaining nearly US$31 billion over a period of 28 months. During this time the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Index ...

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