Keeping the hedge trimmed – Aaron Woolner column

The Korean authorities are playing it safe over the nascent hedge fund market – and given the Kikos fiasco in 2008, who can blame them?


Hedge funds are on a roll in Asia. Despite some serious losses in 2008, which saw investors liquidate their positions from Asia-focused hedge funds on a large scale as a combination of macro instability and poorly chosen dispersion trades hit returns hard, inflows are returning to the region.

According to data from information provider AsiaHedge, Asian hedge funds took in nearly $4.5 billion of new cash in 2011 – the highest seen since 2007 when investor enthusiasm prior to Lehman’s insolvency

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