Talent fuels growth of Asian hedge fund industry

Talented hedge fund managers are emerging in Asia and more capital is being deployed in the region. Edward Moon, CIO in Singapore for Woori Absolute Partners, talks about Asia’s hedge fund industry

Growing grass pots
Asia’s hedge fund industry is emerging and growing stronger
 Edward Moon

How would you describe the Asian hedge fund industry?
If you take a look at the hedge fund market in Asia, one of the things that is discussed a lot is size and the fact that size does matter. It is very much an assets under management (AUM) story in Asia. A closer look at the overall numbers demonstrates there is a clear bifurcation between the haves versus the have nots. The AUM of the industry is very top heavy with the vast majority of Asian hedge fund assets managed by

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