Debt is good

Could a developed domestic bond market prevent another currency-led Asian crisis? There is a case

Chua Soon Hock is in full agreement with the Financial Stability Forum's recommendations for a higher level of disclosure from hedge funds. The star investment strategist left Sanwa Bank last year to set up Asia Genesis Asset Management, a Singapore-based boutique fund manager that specializes in the Japanese bond market. The firm's aim is to beat the global competition now dominated by the West.

Voted by Bridge News as the top trader in 1999, Chua agrees aggressive hedge funds can be a destabilizing force in smaller markets and should disclose more information.

Although his company is involved in hedge trading - mainstream hedge trading, Chua stresses - he is philosophical...

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