SuperDerivatives: Asia favoured by OTC regulatory arbitrage

Lower trading costs could tempt funds, managers and dealers


Is Asia-Pacific the new breeding ground for hedge funds? Asia-Pacific-based firms represent approximately 13% of all hedge fund managers tracked by data provider Preqin, although these firms represent less than 4% of total industry capital, largely due to the fact that funds within Asia-Pacific are both newer and smaller than those in the established regions of North America and Europe.

But the region does present advantages over its more established counterparts, according to some. Zohar Hod, gl

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