Asian Hedge Funds Enjoy October Bounce

Nov 14 2011 | 1:11pm ET

Asian hedge funds gave investors some hope in October in what has otherwise been a dismal year.

The average Asian hedge fund added 2.43%, which larger funds in the region outside of Japan did even better, rising 5.9%, according to Eurekahedge. It's the Asian industry's best start to a quarter in more than two years, and comes at a critical time, as investors mull whether to redeem in December.

Despite the October returns, most Asian hedge funds remain firmly in the red for 2011. The average fund lost 9% in the 12 months to September.

"Most Asian managers we speak to continue to be cautious and have preferred to take some pain on the upside rather than participate aggressively in the rally" in stock prices last month, AsiaHedge's Aradhna Dayal told Reuters.


In Depth

Q&A: TCA Fund Management's Bob Press on Small-Cap Private Equity

Aug 25 2016 | 8:55pm ET

The emergence of private credit as a replacement for traditional bank financing...

Lifestyle

Kiawah: Island Reversal

Aug 24 2016 | 9:59pm ET

Looking for real estate investments but the typical real estate fare isn’t cutting...

Guest Contributor

Old Hill Partners: Embrace Illiquidity

Aug 9 2016 | 2:39pm ET

The age-old financial concept that higher yields are the result of higher risk and...