Administering Asia's first healthcare hedge fund

Stephen Barker, senior analyst at Japan Advisory talks about Whitney''s Asian long/short healthcare fund.

Whitney Co., a US-based private equity and hedge fund firm, launched Asia's first healthcare hedge fund in August 2004. The fund currently has $160 million under management and is targeting a return of 15% to 18% per annum, with 5% volatility. In its first month of trading, the fund was up 2%. Goldman Sachs has been appointed as the fund's prime broker and administrator.

What's the rationale behind a dedicated Asian healthcare hedge fund

Barker There are powerful trends at work in the Asian healthcare space that are driving changes in the industry. Asia's aging demographic profile means that healthcare spending is likely to grow faster...

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