Looking at the recent popularity of Asian-based strategies and the amount of money flowing into them, it is tempting to think that in Asia itself there is a lot of money going into - or about to go into - alternatives. In reality, there is little correlation between the two investment flows.
There are a variety of reasons why Asia is a more challenging place to sell alternatives than the West. First, is its lack of a geographical centre for alternatives. While in the West, very large market p