Genesis of a new fund of hedge funds

A Hong Kong boutique will diversify a global fund of hedge funds product with a new Asia-focused one.

Genesis Capital Management, a Hong Kong-based global fund of hedge funds manager, is preparing to launch an Asia-focused product.

The Asian hedge fund industry is set for a period of sustained growth, says Christopher Aiello, managing director of Genesis. Currently, Asian hedge funds make up only 6% of the global universe, so there's plenty of room for expansion. This warrants the creation of a separate product. The capacity to operate Asian hedge fund strategies is improving as the markets deregulate short selling restrictions and increase the availability of derivative instruments. This is being met by significant interest from Europe and the US in Asian hedge fund strategies.

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