In the hedge fund industry, 90 percent of assets are controlled by only 11 percent of the funds. With so much money concentrated in so few funds, this market is one of the toughest for new managers. It is particularly true in Asia, where only a few managers have been able to grow to the size of their U.S. and European counterparts. Industry veterans would argue that people are the secret to achieving great performance and client trust. Our panel will discuss how managers can pick the right strategies and talent to build a world-class investment team. They will address a wide range of questions: Is a key-man fund better than the multi-manager model? Which do institutional clients prefer and which is easier to scale? How do you attract the best analysts and portfolio managers? When the fund is down, what keeps investors in the game? What is the secret to building a successful hedge fund?
Published on Sep 25, 2015