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S'pore's hedge fund industry must evolve to prosper

A range of pressing issues impact the industry's health this year and beyond.

The challenge for new and smaller funds, including those operating in Singapore, is how to attract large amounts of capital and stand out from peers in an increasingly crowded market.

THE development of Singapore's hedge fund industry is often cited as a case study for success in financial services in Asia. The industry today accounts for more than US$29 billion under management at the start of 2015 with around 288 funds operating in Singapore as of March 2014.