Asian structured credit set for boom

A study of Asia-focused hedge funds shows that interest in local structured credit is set to grow despite the subprime turmoil.

Asia-focused hedge funds are bullish on the region's credit markets and predict that a deeper and more liquid structured credit market could be just around the corner, according to a study by Oliver Wyman, a financial services industry consultancy.

Despite low levels of liquidity, not to mention the general liquidity crunch, more than three-quarters of the hedge funds surveyed said they are investing in China and India's credit markets and that they expect a steady maturation of the credit market...

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