Asian hedge funds eschew custody arrangements to safeguard assets

Lack of safeguards


Emerging Asia hedge funds are one of the most popular strategies for investors although there are significant challenges in investing into funds based in the region. Both managers and investors are keen to have exposure to the region. However, both find it can be fraught with complications, not least of which is the issue of ­custody of assets.

Service providers also express caution when dealing with the region. They say the smaller assets under management (AUM) of many Asian (excluding Japan) fu

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