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Ex-Morgan Stanley head of fixed income for Asia Pacific to launch Asia-focused hedge fund

Ranodeb Roy (pictured), Morgan Stanley’s former head of fixed income for Asia Pacific is to launch a hedge fund focusing on liquid Asian interest rates, credit and foreign exchange reported Reuters. It is understood that Roy is setting up RV Capital Management in Singapore with Vickram Mangalgiri, a former adviser at Pacific Investment Management Co. The new fund is expected to start trading in April or May. Events like the Japanese tsunami and the European debt crisis triggered massive dislocations in Asian markets, some of which were justified, some not. Picking assets which are not justified (in terms of price movement) will be the aim of the fund according to Roy, who will use a top-down strategy to research positions in the portfolio. Start up capital is not known at this stage but Roy said the fund would have around USD1billion in capacity. “We will start off small,” said Roy.

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