Tight regulation a barrier to the development of Korean hedge fund market

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Despite rapid growth in Korea’s domestic hedge fund market since its inception at the end of last year, overly conservative regulation may restrict further development, according to Kyung-Ha Lee, head of prime brokerage at Daewoo Securities in Seoul.

According to Lee, speaking at the Risk/Return Korea conference in Seoul on February 28, since the relaxation of regulations at the end of December, 13 asset managers have entered the market. Assets under management have already tripled from an

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