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Weekly Asia News (Friday)

Weekly Asia News (Friday)
Cheah Cheng Hye, chairman and co-chief investment officer of Value Partners

Value Partners bolsters China presence with 49 per cent acquisition of KBC Goldstate

Thu, 08/03/2012 - 18:35

Value Partners Group (806:HK), one of Asia’s largest independent asset managers with approximately USD7.7billion in assets as at 31 January 2012, announced this week »

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Asian ex-Japan hedgies up over eight per cent YTD

Thu, 08/03/2012 - 18:32

Asian hedge funds continue to surge ahead as they attempt to eradicate last year’s losses. »

Sam Tabar, BAML

Asian hedge fund startups struggling to reach critical mass

Thu, 08/03/2012 - 18:28

Asia-focused hedge funds that launched post financial crisis are shutting as they struggle to compete for, and raise new capital from a shrinking pool of key investors reported Bloomberg »

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Goldstream pan-Asian multi-strategy fund to launch in April

Thu, 08/03/2012 - 18:22

A former managing director at Standard Chartered and derivatives trader Yiming Liang, and the former chief investment officer of China&r »

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Japan hedge funds fears over AIJ scandal

Thu, 01/03/2012 - 18:25

Several hedge funds in Japan are having to deal with inquiries from nervous clients following the news this week that Japan’s financial regulator was widening its investigation into the »

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China to usher in overseas hedge funds

Thu, 01/03/2012 - 18:22

China is planning to allow overseas hedge funds to set up RMB-denominated products on the mainland and raise capital there reported the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s Engl »

Danny Yong, Dymon Asia Capital

Ortus Capital and Dymon Asia Capital make it onto Forbes’ top earners list

Thu, 01/03/2012 - 18:19

Two of Asia’s leading hedge funds have made it into Forbes’ latest survey on hedge fund compensation in a further sign that the region’s alternatives industry is capable of »

Steve Grob, Director of Group Strategy at Fidessa

Fidessa extends fragmentation analysis tools with Japanese language version of the FFI

Mon, 27/02/2012 - 16:00

Fidessa group plc (LSE: FDSA), a provider of trading, investment management and information solutions, has launched a dedicated Japanese language version of its award-winning global fragmentation index. »

Geoff Cook, chief executive, Jersey Finance

Jersey Finance welcomes Hong Kong DTA

Mon, 27/02/2012 - 06:00

Jersey Finance has welcomed the signing of a Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Jersey and Hong Kong as another key step in growing business with the Far East. »

Greg Medcraft,  Chairman, ASIC

ASIC releases draft disclosure guidance for hedge funds

Fri, 24/02/2012 - 10:00

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has released for consultation draft regulatory guidance with new disclosure benchmarks and principles for hedge funds to improve investor awareness of the risks associated with these products. »

William Bollinger, Judico Capital

Egerton co-founder, William Bollinger, to launch Singapore hedge fund

Thu, 23/02/2012 - 15:18

William Bollinger (pictured), a pioneer of London’s hedge fund industry and one of the co-fo »

R Bruce McLean, chairman, Akin Gump

Akin Gump to open new office in Hong Kong

Thu, 23/02/2012 - 15:14

International law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has announced plans to open an office in Hong Kong and further expand its international footprint. »

Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Hong Kong stock exchange introduces HSI Volatility Index

Thu, 23/02/2012 - 15:12

Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing (HKEx), Hong Kong’s stock market, this week started selling the first futures tracking volatility in Asia reported Bloomberg »

Michael Nook, founder, Doric Capital

Doric Capital shutters LSE fund

Thu, 23/02/2012 - 15:10

Doric Capital Corp, one of Hong Kong’s oldest hedge fund firms founded by former Man Group Plc executive Michael Nock (pictured) in 1999, has taken the tough »

  Michael O’Connell, Managing Partner, Appleby’s Global Group

Appleby to expand into mainland China

Tue, 21/02/2012 - 06:00

Appleby, the world’s largest provider of offshore legal, fiduciary and administration services, is set to expand into mainland China with the opening of a new representative office in Shanghai. »

 R Bruce McLean, Chairman, Akin Gump

Akin Gump expands to Hong Kong

Mon, 20/02/2012 - 16:00

International law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is to open an office in Hong Kong, PRC, further expanding its international footprint in Asia. »

Dame Amelia Fawcett, chairman of the HFSB

HFSB adds international dimension

Fri, 17/02/2012 - 11:58

The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB) has agreed a series of changes to make its Standards more international and to strengthen them in the light of the financial crisis. »

Man with megaphone

Truston Asset Management to launch pan-Asia LSE fund

Thu, 16/02/2012 - 19:13

South Korea-based Truston Asset Management is preparing to launch a pan-Asia long/short equity fund from its Singapore office reported < »

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McNicholas appointed head of sales for State Street’s Alternative Investment Servicing Solutions

Thu, 16/02/2012 - 19:08

Dan McNicholas, former director and head of financing sales for Global Mark »

Ranodeb Roy, RV Capital Management

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

Thu, 16/02/2012 - 19:06

Ranodeb Roy (pictured), Morgan Stanley’s former head of fixed income »

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Vistra Fund Services launches new Hong Kong operation

Thu, 16/02/2012 - 16:00

Vistra Fund Services has launched Vistra Fund Services Asia Limited, to complement the group’s fund administration operations in Jersey and Luxembourg. The new operation, which is based in Hong Kong, will provide fund administration and associated services to fund managers throughout Asia. »

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Shipping industry looking to new sources of funding

Fri, 10/02/2012 - 13:23

The shipping sector is looking to new sources of finance in place of bank funding, according to survey by international legal practice Norton Rose Group. »

Paul Crean, co-founder, Finisterre Capital

Finisterre Capital launches first dedicated EM equity fund

Thu, 09/02/2012 - 18:39

Emerging market long/short equity specialist, Finisterre Capital, this week announced the launch of the Finisterre Equity Fund, a »

Ken J Heinz, President, HFR

Asian hedgies outperform regional equity markets in 2011

Thu, 09/02/2012 - 18:34

Although performance was hardly stellar last year, Asian hedge funds nevertheless still managed to outperform the region’s volatile whipsawing markets according to new data released by Hedge »

Klaus Bockstaller, Pictet Asset Management

China slowdown ‘appears more cyclical than structural’ says Pictet Asset Management executive

Thu, 09/02/2012 - 18:32

China’s slowdown appears more cyclical than structural according to Klaus Bockstaller (pictured), Head of Emerging Markets at Pictet A »

Micahel Coleman, Aisling Analytics

Aisling Analytics’ Mike Coleman to focus on risk as Merchant fund hits skids

Thu, 09/02/2012 - 18:27

Michael Coleman (pictured), managing director of Singapore-based Aisling Analytics, is suspending a 30-year trading career to focus on risk reported Bloomberg this week, after »

Frederic Ponzo, Managing Partner, GreySpark.

GreySpark Partners opens Hong Kong office

Thu, 09/02/2012 - 06:00

GreySpark Partners, the capital markets consultancy, has opened a new office in Hong Kong, to support its APAC clients.  »

Kenneth J Heinz, President of HFR

Asian hedge funds top equity markets again in 2012, says HFR

Tue, 07/02/2012 - 14:49

Asian hedge funds outperformed volatile regional equity markets in 2011, marking the second consecutive year of such outperformance, according to data released by HFR (Hedge Fund Research).  »

Anshuman Jaswal, Senior Analyst, Celent

Celent report looks at evolution of trading and regulatory infrastructure in Asian and Latin American OTC derivatives markets

Mon, 06/02/2012 - 14:43

In a new report, OTC Derivatives in Asia and Latin America: Evolution and Regulation, Celent discusses the evolution of trading and regulatory infrastructure in the OTC derivatives markets in Asia and Latin America. These two regions are the main growth engines in the emerging markets, and hence it is important to understand the current scenario for OTC derivatives trading. »

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SMBC Nikko Securities market share in Japanese government bond trading up to 7.8 per cent, says Greenwich Associates

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 10:00

SMBC Nikko Securities is quickly emerging as a powerhouse in Japanese fixed-income trading, according to the results of Greenwich Associates 2011 Japanese Fixed-Income Investors Study. »

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