Hedge funds popular in Asia

Interest in hedge funds is growing in Asia, according to James Hedges, president of global hedge fund advisory firm LJH Global Investments.

Invited to speak to executives at the Bank of Japan in Tokyo last month on the hedge fund industry, he said: 'Hedge funds in Asia are less leveraged, employ sophisticated risk controls and are more strategy specific. Ongoing restructuring in Japan will continue to create opportunities for hedge funds and we expect the region to experience similar growth to Eu