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Asia ex-Japan hedgies gain 3.8 per cent in October

Thu, 10/11/2011 - 19:38

With confidence tentatively returning to the markets last month, Asian hedge funds were able to record positive gains, the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Index returning +2.2 per cent, slightly outpe »

Peter Clarke, chief executive, Man Group

Man Group hires leading China businesswoman as it prepares Mainland push

Thu, 10/11/2011 - 19:36

Man Group has made a key strategic hire as it plans to expand the business into mainland China, recruiting one of the country’s leading businesswomen, Yifei Li, as Country Chair, Ch »

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DragonBack expands platform with Double Haven

Thu, 10/11/2011 - 19:32

Hong Kong-based DragonBack Capital Limited, the former multi-strategy hedge fund manager that reinvented itself last year as a hedge fund platform, has onboarded Double Haven reported »

Yifei Li, Country Chair, China, Man Group

Man appoints Yifei Li country chair for China

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 16:00

Man Group plc has taken a significant step in establishing its presence in China, with the appointment of Yifei Li (pictured) as Country Chair, China. Li has 18 years of senior management experience, having successfully led the expansion of several multinational companies in China. »

Elliot Brown, global product executive for hedge fund services, JP Morgan Worldwide Securities Services

Hedge fund managed accounts gaining popularity in Asia

Thu, 03/11/2011 - 18:45

Increased automation and growing demand for more transparency have seen hedge fund managed accounts grow in popularity and brought down the cost of their administration, according to JP Morga »

Ken Heinz, president, HFR

Asian hedge funds attract USD1.4billion in Q3

Thu, 03/11/2011 - 18:40

Asian hedge funds attracted USD1.4billion in net new assets in Q3 from global hedge fund investors, marking a sixth consecutive quarter of inflows according to t »

Yuan Wang, co-founder, Prudence

Hong Kong’s Prudence sees few opportunities in China’s property sector

Thu, 03/11/2011 - 18:38

Hong Kong-based Prudence Investment Management thinks investors should switch to Chinese consumer sectors as the country’s property sector credit will offer fewer opport »

Kenneth J Heinz, President of HFR

Global investors allocate to Asian hedge funds in Q3 2011

Thu, 03/11/2011 - 17:00

Global hedge fund investors allocated over USD1.4 billion in net new capital to Asian hedge funds in Q3 2011 as global financial markets responded to developments in the European sovereign debt crisis and weakening economic growth prospects across developed economies, according to the latest edition of the Asian Hedge Fund Industry Report by HFR. »

Simon Pascoe, Partner, Bedell Cristin

Bedell expands operations in BVI and Singapore

Fri, 28/10/2011 - 17:00

Following the success of its Jersey-based BVI practice, Bedell Cristin has established a new Bedell Cristin BVI Partnership, which will commence business later this autumn.   »

Roman Rosslenbroich, CEO and founder of Aquila Capital

Aquila Capital opens Singapore office

Fri, 28/10/2011 - 12:19

Aquila Capital is opening of a new office in Singapore. The office, which is the firm's first in Asia, will function as a centre point for Aquila for Asian markets with a view to strengthen further Aquila’s presence throughout the region. »

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Perry Capital to shut Hong Kong office

Thu, 27/10/2011 - 18:52

Perry Capital, the New York-based hedge fund, is shutting the doors on its Hong Kong office and cutting 30 jobs »

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Correction to Hedgeweek article

Thu, 27/10/2011 - 18:48

On 6 October 2011, Hedgeweek reported a newswire article that erroneously indicated Julian Robertson was backing Singapore-based hedge fund Kelusa Capital China. »

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Fortress Investment Group LLC hires two former Artradis fund managers

Thu, 27/10/2011 - 18:46

Fortress Investment Group LLC hired two former hedge fund managers from Art »

September’s leading Asia fund performers

September’s leading Asia fund performers

Thu, 27/10/2011 - 18:42

As the number of Asian hedge funds posting their September performance figures to Eurekahedge pushes towards 75 per cent, AsianInvestor this week shared details of some of last month&r »

Singapore stock exchange

SGX clears first Asian FX forwards

Mon, 24/10/2011 - 17:10

Singapore Exchange (SGX) has successfully launched its clearing service for OTC traded Asian Foreign Exchange (FX) Forwards (non-deliverable) with Deutsche Bank, DBS Bank and OCBC Bank clearing their first Asian FX Forwards with the Exchange. »

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Hong Kong’s Segantii fund up 29 per cent this year

Thu, 20/10/2011 - 18:56

It’s been a bumper year so far for Hong Kong hedge fund manager Segantii Capital Management Ltd. »

Mohamesd Ibrahim, founder, 3 Degrees Asset Management

Singapore’s 3 Degrees Asset Management asked to close by MAS

Thu, 20/10/2011 - 18:52

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has requested that hedge fund manager 3 Degrees Asset Management to shut down its operations in response to alle »

Richard Strauss, Asia Pacific head of global family office and institutions, Citigroup

Asian family offices set to triple Citigroup says

Thu, 20/10/2011 - 18:48

The number of family offices in Asia is set to triple from 500 to 1,500 within the next seven to 10 years according to Citigroup reported Bloomberg this w »

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Asian hedgies experience first net outflows in 17 months

Thu, 20/10/2011 - 18:41

As if performance wasn’t giving Asia-focused hedge fund managers enough of a headache last month, recent figures by Singapore hedge fund data provider Eure »

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Swiss investment to migrate to Singapore as Asia outperforms West

Thu, 20/10/2011 - 15:17

New and existing investment in Switzerland will migrate to Singapore as Asia begins to outperform the West economically, a poll conducted by international business law firm Lawrence Graham LLP (LG) has concluded. »

Tal Cohen, Chief Executive Officer of Chi-X Global

Chi-X Australia set for 31 October launch

Mon, 17/10/2011 - 12:12

Chi-X Global Inc has confirmed that its Chi-X Australia Pty Ltd subsidiary will commence operations on Monday 31 October 2011 following notice from the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) that all preconditions in the Chi-X market licence have been fulfilled. »

Guy Commaille, COO of Boyer Allan

Boyer Allan selects Paladyne Suite to complete technology platform

Fri, 14/10/2011 - 13:08

Boyer Allan Investment Management, a specialist manager of Asian equity absolute return funds, has selected Paladyne Sytem's Paladyne Suite. »

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Aussie hedge fund Global Trading Strategies shuts down

Thu, 13/10/2011 - 18:59

Sydney-based Global Trading Strategies, established by three former Goldman Sachs JBWere Pty. »

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Asia ex-Japan hedge funds down over 6 per cent in September

Thu, 13/10/2011 - 18:55

September concluded what has been one of the worst quarters for hedge funds since 2008. »

Max Gottschalk, Gottex Fund Management

Gottex appoints new Hong Kong marketing director

Thu, 13/10/2011 - 18:51

Swiss fund of hedge funds firm, Gottex Fund Management, has appointed Steven Lee Hyungwk as marketing direct »

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Former Tiger Asia employee to launch Asia hedge fund

Thu, 13/10/2011 - 18:43

Former Tiger Asia Management employee John Jahng is believed to be making plans to launch an Asia-focused hedge fund reported HFMWeek this week. »

Kirit Bhatia,  Head of Technical Sales, Asia ex-Japan

JP Morgan World Securities Services names Kirit Bhatia head of technical sales for Asia ex-Japan

Thu, 13/10/2011 - 14:00

JP Morgan Worldwide Securities Services (WSS) has named Kirit Bhatia (pictured) as Head of Technical Sales, Asia ex-Japan, as the firm continues to strengthen its client servicing capabilities and further align its business with its clients’ strategic growth plans. »

Max Gottschalk, Head of  Pacific business, Gottex Asia

Gottex appoints Hyungwk as Marketing Director for Asia-Pac

Tue, 11/10/2011 - 12:42

Alternative asset management group Gottex Fund Management Holdings Limited (Gottex), has appointed Steven Lee Hyungwk as Marketing Director for the Asia Pacific region. »

Alexander Kinmont, Milestone Asset Management

Ex-Morgan Stanley strategist to launch Japan hedge fund

Thu, 06/10/2011 - 15:42

Alexander Kinmont, who famously wrote “The Irrelevance of Japan&rdquo »

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Ex-Rabobank traders launch Asia-focused hedge fund

Thu, 06/10/2011 - 15:36

Two former Rabobank traders, Chin Pu Ma and Chien Wang have just launched an Asia-focused opportunistic equity l/s hedge fund on »



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