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Weekly Asia News (Friday)

Weekly Asia News (Friday)
James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

CIC and BlackRock team up; Fatca and Asia; paying the price for short-selling in Hong Kong…

Thu, 26/04/2012 - 16:58

China’s sovereign-wealth fund, CIC, is believed to be teaming up with the world’s largest money manager BlackRock Inc to a start a fun »

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Japan’s PFA selects MSCI’s RiskMetrics HedgePlatform

Thu, 26/04/2012 - 10:00

Japan’s Pension Fund Association (PFA) has chosen MSCI’s RiskMetrics HedgePlatform as their hedge fund transparency provider. »

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PAG cornerstone investor in Haitong Securities IPO

Thu, 19/04/2012 - 23:31

One of Asia’s biggest private equity firms, PAG, and DE Shaw, the behemoth quantitative US hedge fund, are the leading cornerstone investors for the USD1.8billion Hong Kong listing of H »

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Capula Investment Management to expand into Hong Kong

Thu, 19/04/2012 - 23:16

London-based Capula Investment Management is expanding its USD13billion business into Hong Kong according to sources familiar with the m »

Steven Fradkin, president of corporate and institutional services, Northern Trust

Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services wins six Asian client mandates

Thu, 19/04/2012 - 23:09

Six of the 22 client mandates won by Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services (NTHFS) originate from Asia Pacific reported Global Custodian »

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Dymon Asia Capital hires former SAC Capital Advisors Asia head

Thu, 19/04/2012 - 23:02

Asia’s best-performing hedge fund last year, Danny Yong’s Dymon Asia Capital (Singapore) Pte, has hired Jay Luo, the »

Peter Sanchez, Chief Executive Officer of Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services

Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services builds global client base

Fri, 13/04/2012 - 11:28

Northern Trust’s hedge fund administration unit, Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services LLC, has built significant momentum since the unit was formed by the acquisition of Omnium LLC in July 2011. »

Adam Wallace, COO, Factorial Management

JP Morgan’s Adam Wallace becomes hedge fund COO

Thu, 12/04/2012 - 14:43

Adam Wallace, who headed up Asia Pacific hedge fund services at JP Morgan i »

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Short selling Chinese stocks getting tougher

Thu, 12/04/2012 - 14:38

Shorting US-listed Chinese stocks was a popular theme among global hedge funds last year thanks to questionable accounting practices. »

Tetsuo Ochi, CEO, MCP Asset Management Co

Former Millennium Management traders to run two Asia-focused hedge funds

Thu, 12/04/2012 - 14:29

Former Millennium Management LLC traders plan to start two Japan-focused hedge funds in May to tap into the country’s recovering equity markets reported Bloomberg this week. »

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Asia ex-Japan hedge funds fall 3.1 per cent in March

Thu, 12/04/2012 - 14:25

After a promising start to the year Asia ex-Japan hedge funds lost some of their momentum last month, losing 3.10 per cent to leave up 6.28 per cent for the year according to the HFRI Emer »

Shuhei Abe, founder and CEO, Sparx Group

Sparx Group to launch renewable energy fund

Wed, 04/04/2012 - 19:28

Tokyo-headquartered Sparx Group, one of Asia’s largest hedge funds, has plans to launch a new fund in July that will invest in Japanese renewable energy projects as the country r »

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Hong Kong’s Segantii sees assets climb to USD550million

Wed, 04/04/2012 - 19:24

Hong Kong-based Segantii Capital Management has seen its assets more than double since mid-2011 reported Reuters this week, bucking the trend of Asian funds suffering net outflo »

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Former Tiger China employee plans to start Hong Kong hedge fund

Wed, 04/04/2012 - 19:23

Adam Leitzes, who helped assess investments for Tiger Management LLC in Shanghai, is planning to start his own hedge fund targeting Asian stock »

David O'Neill, Asean Investment Management

Asian hedge funds start to bounce back

Thu, 29/03/2012 - 16:35

Although last year was one to forget for Asian hedge funds, in particular long/short equity managers who ended the year down nearly 14 per cent, things have started to take on a more positive hue i »

Charles Li, CEO, HKEx

HKEx to spend HKD3 billion on ‘Orion’ technology upgrade

Thu, 29/03/2012 - 16:26

Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing (HKEx) are to spend HKD3billion (USD388million) on technology upgrades over three years to expand its derivatives business and boost trading speeds as competition »

Michael Hintze, CQS

Asia should be better positioned to deal with market slowdowns says CQS’s Hintze

Thu, 29/03/2012 - 16:20

Michael Hintze, founder and chief executive of USD11.8billion hedge fund firm CQS, believes that while Asia markets have moved on since the cri »

Andrew Gordon, Head of BNY Mellon's Alternative Investment Services in Asia-Pacific.

BNY Mellon named Best Asian Hedge Fund Administrator in 2012 Hedgeweek Awards

Fri, 23/03/2012 - 13:26

BNY Mellon's Alternative Investment Services (AIS) division received top industry recognition in the 2012 Hedgeweek Awards last week in London, winning the Best Asian Hedge Fund Administrator Award. »

Andrew Landman, CEO, Ascalon Capital Managers

Athos Capital to launch Asia-focused event-driven hedge fund

Thu, 22/03/2012 - 18:06

Hong Kong-based Athos Capital Ltd, who went into partnership with Ascalon Capital Managers, a unit of Australia’s Westpac Banking Corp, at the end of 2011, aim to launch a »

John Williamson, CEO, SAIL Advisors

Hong Kong’s SAIL Advisors strengthens New York team

Thu, 22/03/2012 - 18:00

Leading Asian FoHF firm SAIL Advisors has underscored its commitment to expanding in the US market by reinforcing its New York team with the addition of industry veteran Jason Filib »

Jonny Gordon, Met Capital

Met Capital Management to launch Asia Pacific fund in Q2

Thu, 22/03/2012 - 17:53

Met Capital Management is preparing to launch the MET Pacific Fund, an Asia Pacific long/short equity fund, in Q2 this year. »

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MET Capital Management to launch systematic Asian equity fund

Tue, 20/03/2012 - 14:12

Met Capital Management is preparing a Q2 launch of the Met Pacific Fund, an Asia-Pacific long/short equity trading fund. »

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SAIL Advisors strengthens US presence with new appointment

Tue, 20/03/2012 - 14:00

SAIL Advisors, one of Asia’s leading global fund of hedge fund managers, has reinforced its fast-growing team in New York with the addition of an industry veteran to help drive its expansion in the US market. »

Julian Korek, a Founding Member of Kinetic Partners

Regulation is biggest worry for global financial services industry, says Kinetic Partners’ survey

Tue, 20/03/2012 - 10:00

A survey conducted by Kinetic Partners of senior figures in the Asian asset management, investment banking and broking industry revealed that almost half believe that regulation will continue to be the greatest challenge for the global finance industry over the next five years. »

Andy Nybo, Principal,  TABB

Demand for Asian exposure driving investor interest for innovation in trading exchange-traded derivative products

Fri, 16/03/2012 - 06:00

Institutional investors seeking exposure to emerging Asian equity markets face challenges in accessing many of the region's closed markets and are turning to exchange-traded derivatives markets, as well as over-the-counter (OTC) instruments that can provide the exposure they need, says TABB Group in new research published today. »

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Asian institutions continue to favour regional hedge funds

Thu, 15/03/2012 - 18:04

Asian institutions would appear to be continuing to grow in importance as a source of new capital for hedge funds both within Asia and globally, with the majority looking to maintain or increase th »

Joseph Pacini, Head of BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI) Strategy Group, Asia Pacific ex-Japan

New head of BlackRock Alternative Investors Strategy Group announced

Thu, 15/03/2012 - 17:58

Joseph Pacini (pictured) has been appointed Head of BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI) Strategy Group, As »

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Manas Asian Equities Value hedge fund launches in Hong Kong

Thu, 15/03/2012 - 17:51

A new long/short equity hedge fund firm, Manas Capital Ltd., has been launched in Hong Kong. »

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Former Lone Pine and Goldman Sachs executives plan Hong Kong hedge fund

Thu, 15/03/2012 - 17:45

A new hedge fund scheduled to launch in July is being planned by former Lone Pine and Goldman Sachs executives and will feature an innovative fee structure reported Reuters this week. »

Juerg Spillmann, member of the Eurex Executive Board

SGX and Eurex team up to enhance market access

Wed, 14/03/2012 - 13:11

Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Eurex are to form a partnership to deliver convenient market access and cost efficiencies to members of both exchanges. Both companies plan to link their co-location facilities/data centres to provide market participants easy connectivity to each other’s markets in Singapore and Frankfurt/Main respectively. »

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