Buy Side Eyes Korea as Regulatory Barriers to Entry Fall

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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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