Weekly Asia News (Friday)

Weekly Asia News (Friday)
Boxing gloves

Fighters give it their best in seventh Hedge Fund Fight Nite

Finance professionals punched out in an eight-bout tournament at the seventh Xie Shares Hedge Fund Fight Nite. »


Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

HSBC Asia team seeks to double hedge fund assets… JPMorgan hires ex-Credit Suisse banker for new Asia role

HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA), the largest European bank by assets, plans to double its Asia-Pacific prime finance team’s cut of hedge-fund assets in the coming year, said Melvyn Ford, regional head of the business. »


Asia Pacific

BI-SAM expands Asia Pacific operations

BI-SAM, a provider of data management, performance, attribution, risk, composites and reporting solutions for the asset management industry, is expanding operations in Asia Pacific. »


Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

EM hedge funds hit record… Credit Suisse takes No2 prime broker spot in Asia…

Emerging markets hedge funds recorded total investments of USD151 billion, after accumulating over USD1.8 billion during the first quarter of 2013. »


Cooperation

Billings Capital Management forms relationship with MCAM Group



Billings Capital Management, the investment manager founded by Friedman Billings Ramsey co-founder, former chairman and chief executive Eric F Billings, has formed a business development relationship with MCAM Group dedicated towards Europe and Asia. »


Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Indian hedge funds underperform… Arena Capital Offshore Fund trails Japan rally… hedge funds bet on Fannie and Freddie recovery…

India-focused hedge funds should be avoided, shows the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index of 2,404 funds and their performance for the first 4 months of 2013. »


Japanese flag

Gottex and Astmax to provide hedge fund and multi-asset solutions

Astmax Asset Management, an asset management firm based in Tokyo, and Gottex Fund Management Sarl have agreed mutual sub-advisory services to provide institutional and other Japanese clients with hedge fund and multi-asset investment solutions. »


Hams Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Japanese hedge funds lead Asia to five year high… Ex-JP Morgan traders launch Asian firm…

Investors increased allocations to Asian hedge funds in 1Q13 as stimulus measures; quantitative easing and increased bond purchases by the Bank of Japan drove gains across both equities and the HFRX Japan Index. »


Japanese yen

Japanese hedge funds lead Asian hedge fund capital to five-year high

Investors increased allocations to Asian hedge funds in 1Q13 as stimulus measures, quantitative easing and increased bond purchases by the Bank of Japan drove gains across both Japanese equities and the HFRX Japan Index. »


Singapore

SGX derivatives and commodities activity grows

Singapore Exchange (SGX) has reported growth in derivatives and commodities trading in April. »


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