Weekly Asia News (Friday)

Weekly Asia News (Friday)
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. »


SGX derivatives and commodities activity grows

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

Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Richland to shut hedge funds… Tiger Asia loses SFC challenge…

Hong Kong-based Richland Capital Management Ltd is shutting down its hedge fund operation, as reported to Reuters on Tuesday 30th April according to Chief Investment Officer Alex Au. The decision to close down is unexpected, as Richland has outperformed industry peers in the Asian hedge fund industry since it was launched in 2006. »

Great Wall of China

PineBridge and CICC launch fund of hedge funds targeting Chinese investors

CICC Investment Management (USA) and PineBridge Investments have launched the first global fund of hedge funds targeting qualified Chinese investors. »

Lee Porter, head of Asia Pacific for Liquidnet

Liquidnet launches trading of Thai stocks

Liquidnet, the institutional trading network, is continuing its expansion in high-growth markets by enabling institutional investors to trade securities listed in Thailand. »


Rakuten Securities joins SGX as derivatives trading member

Rakuten Securities has joined Singapore Exchange (SGX) as a trading member of its derivatives market. »


Armstrong appoints additional investment director

Singapore-based Armstrong Asset Management has appointed Yasushi Ujioka as investment director. »

Hans Schlaikier. Hedgeweek

Azentus Capital returns 8 per cent… Paamco looks to Asian institutionals to diversify investor base…

Azentus Capital Management Ltd, led by former Goldman Sachs proprietary trader Morgan Sze, returned 8 per cent before fees this year through to 22 April, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. »


Asian technology companies dominate price gains in first quarter

Prices of depositary receipts (DRs) for Asian technology companies led gains in the first quarter as DR trading rose more than 10 per cent over the end of 2012, according to the BNY Mellon Classic ADR Index Series. »


Peter Tierney named regional head of Asia, DTCC Deriv/SERV

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has appointed Peter Tierney as regional head of Asia, DTCC Deriv/SERV. »

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