SINGAPORE (Nov 5): Southeast Asia has traditionally been a challenging region for fund managers to navigate. Even with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) being an economic bloc, the capital markets of members remain somewhat fragmented, with different regulations and tax structures. For instance, setting up the same fund in a few Southeast Asian countries would set a manager back significantly in legal and administrative fees alone.

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