Retail hedge funds bright future

Man Investments is positive about the future of Hong Kong''s retail hedge fund market and intends to launch its own fund.

Man Investments is preparing to submit an application to the SFC to have its hedge funds authorised for the retail market. Matt Dillon, regional manager, Asia Pacific at Man Investments, says the Hong Kong retail market is set to see significant growth.

However, he says that more variety in the funds on offer is required and believes this should happen as investors become more comfortable with alternative products. And he comments that while no final decision has been made on precise timing or type of fund Man will seek permission for, it is likely to be a multi-manager, multi-strategy fund.

Dillon says the SFC guidelines for hedge funds have protected Hong...

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