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Weekly Asia News (Friday)

Weekly Asia News (Friday)
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HKEx and LME host metals seminar in Tokyo

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 10:01

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) and the London Metal Exchange (LME) hosted a seminar in Tokyo on Wednesday to update participants on the LME’s markets. »

Hans Sclaikier, Hedgeweek

Concept Capital Markets, LLC joins Hedge Fund Association’s Global Thought Leadership Council… Mayur Hedge Fund returns 49 per cent over first half of 2014 …

Thu, 04/09/2014 - 18:13

The Hedge Fund Association ("HFA"), announced today the addition of prominent prime brokerage firm Concept Capital Markets, LLC to its Thought Leadership Council. »

Results

Mayur Hedge Fund returns 49 per cent for first six months of the year

Thu, 04/09/2014 - 06:22

Global Investment House’s Mayur Hedge Fund, a long short absolute return growth oriented fund with a net long bias, has reported a 49 per cent return for the first six months ending 30 June 2014. »

Asia Pacific

State Street appoints head of alternative investment solutions for Asia Pacific

Wed, 03/09/2014 - 12:04

State Street Corporation has appointed Bob Keogh as head of alternative investment solutions (AIS) for the Asia Pacific region. »

Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Indian hedge funds fare best globally thanks to PM Modi… Blackstone in talks to back distressed fund…

Thu, 28/08/2014 - 17:44

Hedge funds investing in India have become the world's best performers this year on expectations that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will revive Asia's third- largest economy. »

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bfinance strengthens Middle East presence

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 16:00

bfinance, an independently owned investment consultancy, has added to its service and advisory capabilities in the Middle East with the hire of a senior consultant. »

Clouds

NRI launches first private cloud solution for investment managers in Japan

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 10:05

Nomura Research Institute (NRI) has launched the T-Monolix Arena Private Cloud Service, aimed at asset managers in Japan. »

South East Asia

KKR strengthens Southeast Asia team with new hires

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 06:04

KKR has appointed Jaka Prasetya, former managing partner and founder of Leafgreen Capital Partners, as managing director to lead the firm’s Indonesia efforts as well as credit and special situations initiatives in Southeast Asia. »

ASEAN map

ASEAN exchanges on track to create ASEAN asset class

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 11:32

The chief executives of the ASEAN Exchanges convened at the 21st ASEAN Exchanges CEOs meeting to discuss the next collaborative action steps to market and promote ASEAN as one asset class. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Quantedge joins Asia’s billion dollar club… SuMI TRUST Global Asset Services strengthens Tokyo operation…

Thu, 21/08/2014 - 20:59

SuMi TRUST Global Asset Services, a provider of operational and administration support services to institutional asset managers, announced this week that it had completed the enhancement of its Asian business. This is in line with the organisation’s ambition to focus on three global hubs: London, New York and Tokyo. »

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SuMi TRUST Global Asset Services consolidates Asian operation

Thu, 21/08/2014 - 16:10

SuMi TRUST Global Asset Services, a provider of operational and administration support services to institutional asset managers, has completed the enhancement of its Asian business. »

Hong Kong

Chartwell Capital appoints senior advisor

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 06:01

Hong Kong-based asset management company Chartwell Capital has appointed Joe Wan as senior advisor. »

Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Mirae Asset releases mid-year Emerging Markets update… Och-Ziff Q2 profits rise on higher fees…

Thu, 07/08/2014 - 18:00

The twenty-page report on Emerging Markets, authored by the Mirae Asset senior investment team led by CIO José Gerardo Morales, CFA, reflects back on the first half of 2014, in addition to providing insights for various regions for the remainder of 2014. »

Asia Pacific

Aviate Global returns to Hong Kong and Australia

Wed, 06/08/2014 - 06:33

Aviate Global, the institutional equity brokerage, has returned to Asia with offices in Hong Kong and Sydney now serving the region. »

Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

99% of hedge fund managers do not believe 2014 performance will match 2013… Singapore’s asset management industry reliant on hedge funds…

Thu, 31/07/2014 - 22:04

Preqin interviewed 150 fund managers and 100 institutional investors in June 2014 to ascertain their outlook on the hedge fund industry as we entered the second half of the year. When asked to predict the end of year benchmark value in 2014, 99% of hedge fund managers predicted the All Hedge Funds benchmark would be 11% or less, below the 11.69% hedge funds returned in 2013. »

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Chi-X Japan welcomes Yamawa Securities and Ark Securities as trading participants

Wed, 30/07/2014 - 11:53

Chi-X Japan, a wholly owned subsidiary of alternative market operator Chi-X Global, has added two local brokers, Yamawa Securities and Ark Securities, as trading participants. »

Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

China’s hedge fund industry has potential to become world's biggest… Concern over AIMFD across all hedge funds says Preqin …

Thu, 24/07/2014 - 18:00

China’s burgeoning hedge fund industry has the potential to rival that of the US and become one of the world’s largest, according to the regional head of the CFA Institute. »

Renminbi

Income Partners Asset Management launches RQFII RMB bond fund

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 14:00

Income Partners Asset Management (HK) Limited has launched its first China onshore RMB bond fund under the Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) scheme. »

Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Hedge funds see strongest inflows in H1 2014 since 2006… ex Macquarie manager planning global hedge fund…

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 18:29

2014 has been good for long/short equity funds, asset-wise – investors poured USD51.6 billion (net) into them in H1 2014, the strongest inflows since H1 2006. »

Up arrow

Liquidnet posts record quarter in Asia Pacific

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:01

Liquidnet saw record second quarter performance in Asia Pacific as the company benefited from strong demand across the region for safe access to block trading among large institutions. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Neuberger Berman real estate group hires former Standard Life Investments portfolio manager… Asia hedge funds makes gains of 1.69 per cent in June…

Thu, 10/07/2014 - 18:55

Asian hedge funds returned an average of 1.69 per cent in June according to early estimates by index data provider Eurekahedge. That leaves the average Asian hedge fund up a modest 1.99 per cent for the year and a long way off achieving last year’s returns of +14.91 per cent. »

Hong Kong

SGX launches liquidity hub in Hong Kong

Wed, 09/07/2014 - 11:03

Singapore Exchange (SGX) has launched its liquidity hub at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited’s (HKEx) data centre. »

Liquidity

GBX Technologies adds TopFx as liquidity provider

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 16:01

GBX Technologies, the Hong Kong-based developer of bespoke foreign exchange technology solutions, has expanded its range of liquidity providers to include prime broker TopFx. »

Singapore

SGX SICOM Rubber Futures volume its new high

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 12:14

Singapore Exchange’s (SGX) global physical benchmark SICOM Rubber Futures contracts achieved a new record month in June with 40,679 lots traded, surging 53 per cent higher than a year before.   »

Survey

Alibaba IPO divides investment opinion

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 06:02

While almost two-thirds (64 per cent) of the financial industry sees Alibaba Group as a good long-term investment, less than half (43 per cent) intend to buy shares in the group’s forthcoming IPO, according to a survey by ConvergEx. »

Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

TPG Capital enters strategic partnership with HS Group… HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index up in June…

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 18:58

Global private equity firm TPG Capital is buying a stake in Hong Kong-based hedge fund sponsor HS Group Ltd (HSG) and establishing a strategic relationship with the company, HSG said in a statement on Thursday according to Reuters. »

Document signing

China and Luxembourg fund and asset management associations sign MoU

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 11:42

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) and the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) designed to deepen their collaboration. »

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AIMA signs MoU with Chinese counterpart

Fri, 27/06/2014 - 16:02

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC).  »

Acquisition

StormHarbour to acquire 49 per cent of Japanese hedge fund manager Asuka

Fri, 27/06/2014 - 12:06

Global markets and financial advisory firm StormHarbour Securities is to acquire a 49 per cent stake in Japanese hedge fund manager Asuka Asset Management for an undisclosed fee. »

Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Hedge funds enjoy USD18.6bn in inflows in April… Tiger Management backs new Asia focused fund…

Thu, 26/06/2014 - 09:22

Global hedge funds investors added USD18.6bn in new money to portfolios in April, nearly twice as much as the amount of new cash they sent in March, data from industry groups TrimTabs and BarclayHedge showed. »

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