Global Macro's Popularity In Asia Grows

Nov 8 2012 | 1:39pm ET

There may be a new hedge-fund prom king in Asia.

Investors, notably U.S. pension funds, increasingly favor global macro strategies run from the region, rather than the equity long/short funds they’ve long favored in the Pacific Rim. Interest in the strategy has been growing for four straight years, according to Kier Boley of GAM's multi-manager business.

"The reason people like them has been that one of the legs of their trade will be in the region," Boley told Asian Investor.

Boley, who specializes in equity hedge investments, added, "what is frustrating for equity-hedge managers is that investors are buying fixed-income, such as structured credit, but that demand hasn't rolled into equities as it traditionally would do."


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