When speed is of the essence: working the short sell in Asia

Speed is critical when going short in Asia's emerging markets, says Lionhart's Jason Kennard. Success means knowing the market and your customers, and having 24-hour access to a trading platform that can adequately back up your strategies, he adds

According to a recent report from Lipper, inflows into short selling hedge funds hit record levels during the first quarter of 2007, reaching $215m. This means that short-biased hedge funds now manage $3.1bn in assets.

Despite increasing investor interest in the strategy, however, there is currently little understanding of how it works.

The shorting of a multi-asset book is a complicated business, and there are elements of the process that are key to ensuring success. The ability to move rapidly

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