The role of alternative funding in Asia

Warren Allderige, CEO of Pacific Harbor Group, talks about distressed and special situations investing in Asia.
Warren Allderige
Warren Allderige

Given the strength of Asia’s financial markets, why is there a need for alternative funding sources in Asia
Alternative funding has traditionally been supplied in Asia by US and European banks and hedge funds, together with various private lending sources.

Following the Asian financial crisis and in the wake of the more recent global financial crisis a lot of funding sources disappeared as banks and hedge funds stepped away. Within Asia, regulation of domestic banks often means that local lenders may not always be in a position to provide lending facilities. This has left a void where there is a need for alternative funding to fuel business expansion...

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