China hedge fund launch for Barings

The institutional fund house believes it has the right experience for a single-strategy hedge fund.

Barings Asset Management BAM makes its foray into single manager hedge funds with the launch of the Baring China Absolute Return Fund this week. The launch builds on BAM's four-year track record for running funds of hedge fund products, including one focused on Asia introduced a year ago.

The equity longshort China fund is managed by Khiem Do and his team based in Hong Kong. Do, head of equities, says the China fund is the first in a series of single manager hedge fund products Barings has in the pipeline.

We decided to launch the China hedge fund first because our research showed there was...

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