Opalesque – Before the 2008 global financial crisis, smaller Asia-focused hedge funds generally outperformed their much larger peers. But this trend was reversed after the crisis with the exception of funds with assets between $200m and $500m, said GFIA’s latest Asia Note report.
However, hedge funds with assets under management between $500m and $1bn performed reasonably well during the pre- and post-crisis periods. The Singapore-based data provider attributed this to the eventual consolidation in the industry with capital inflow to strong performers or superior managers joining large funds. But GFIA noted that there is still strong outperformance against the benchmark from individual funds of all sizes, especially in smaller funds.