A new survey from Hong Kong’s securities regulator indicates that the city’s hedge fund industry has continued to grow.
The Securities and Futures Commission’s 2012 “Report of the Survey on Hedge Fund Activities of SFC-licensed Managers/Advisers” shows that hedge fund assets under management in Hong Kong increased nearly 38% to $87.1 billion in 2012 within a two-year period.
The report also said that the number of hedge funds surged to 676 in September 2012, up from 538 in 2010. Asia-focused equity long/short strategies and multi-strategies make up the majority of the firms in the city.
The survey was conducted in conjunction with the data collection exercise coordinated by the International Organization of Securities Commissions, which is an association of organizations that regulate the world’s hedge fund activities.