Asian Hedge Funds Punished

As the industry suffers from meagre returns, Hedge Funds across Asia saw the largest volume of withdrawals in four years during October. Is the trend is likely to continue?

Financial news service Bloomberg reports Hedge funds investing in Asia excluding Japan suffered net outflows of $2.1 billion, or 1.3 percent of total assets, according to data provider Eurekahedge Pte.

By comparison withdrawals in North America were 0.2 percent and in Europe 0.7 percent.

Investors Sitting on Sidelines

Globally the Hedge Fund industry has been struggling to eke out returns throughout 2016 with numerous geopolitical events and uncertainties.

Asian investors have also been shy in committing more assets this year into not only the alternatives but mainstream financial products which has also affected the performance of the private banks as recent third quarter results have shown.   




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