Buy Side Eyes Korea as Regulatory Barriers to Entry Fall

Julie Barthes, Misys

When regulators in South Korea eased restrictions on the launching of, and investing in, hedge funds, it was hoped that this would provide a windfall of investment into the emerging market. While growth has been slower than expected—amid calls for further regulatory intervention—these new rules are clearly having an effect.

"[Hedge fund growth in South Korea] is still pretty slow," says Sang Lee, the co-founder of Boston-based consultancy Aite Group. "Hedge fund activity, despite some rule chang

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