An investor's perspective on Asian hedge funds

Albourne Partners'' Richard Johnston shares insights from a recent Asian hedge-fund road trip with 10 institutional investors.

Why did you join Albourne Partners, and what's your role here

Johnston I worked with UBS in Asia for eleven years, initially on the prop trading side and later got involved with setting up the firm's regional prime brokerage business. I reached a point where I was ready to do something different, and what attracted me to Albourne was the broad range of activities I'd be involved in.

I've known the guys at Albourne since the firm's inception, and joining them has always been an option. My role here is to build out the Asian franchise of the firm's business.

Albourne provides advice...

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