Hedgies Thrive on Volatility in Asia

Friedlander, Josh
January 2005
Investment Dealers' Digest;1/10/2005, Vol. 71 Issue 1, p14
Trade Publication
This article discusses future aspects of hedge funds in Asia. Many investors in the stocks of Russia and China are perennially fretting over whether to dump their holdings and run because of the frequent bouts of instability in the governments and economic structures. But hedge funds apparently suffer no such doubts; indeed, they seem to welcome each unsettling turn of events. What China and Russia offer is volatility. An undesirable attribute for long-only investors, volatility is a welcome tonic for speculative hedge funds that can make money no matter which way a market moves.


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