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Asian hedge funds pip global peers

In first 11 months, they return 6.1%, compared to 5.7% for N America and 1.2% for Europe

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Bolstered by rallies in equity markets such as India and China, Asian funds are set to outperform their peers in Europe and the United States for a third year, even as their inflows slowed.

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IN a punishing year for global hedge funds, those investing in Asia are the survivors. Stung by poor returns and large redemptions, 889 hedge funds worldwide shut in the first 11 months of the year, above the annual average of 810 in the five years since the global financial