So what if the US slows? The party's thumping in Asia

Asia and commodities hedge fund strategies are proving popular for allocators going into the second quarter of 2007, although the latter had a hard time of it in March.

Dutch multi-manager and wealth-management group Finles noted "tectonic shifts in the world's investment outlook, created by accelerating globalisation, are still in their early stages and favour investors in absolute-return funds focusing on Asia and commodities markets over the next year and long term."

Tony Robinson, chief st