Inflows raise confidence at Asian hedge funds

Asia-Pacific_globeAfter declining for three years, assets under management at hedge funds focused on the Asia-Pacific ex Japan region are on the rise. Investors withdrew a net $3.4 billion from these funds last year, according to data from consultancy Eurekahedge. But net inflows have been positive so far this year, according to the consultancy's estimates. So far in 2017, assets at Asia-Pacific ex Japan-focused funds are up nearly 3% thanks to a combination of net inflows and market gains. “Investor subscriptions have picked up pace since the start of the year,” noted Eurekahedge, which said the experience of Asian funds was mirrored globally. There is now about $157 billion in hedge funds that invest in the Asia-Pacific ex Japan region, according to Eurekahedge. Japan-focused funds boast about $17 billion. ©2017 funds global asia

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