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Boutique Cayman law firm snaps up more heavyweight partners

Wed, 05/10/2011 - 10:00

The exodus of former Walkers and Maples and Calder partners to burgeoning boutique law firm Thorp Alberga continues. Linda Martin, Anne Todd and Matthew Stocker, have joined five of their former colleagues to practice Cayman Islands and BVI law from their offices in the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong.  »

Hong Kong

Mirae ponders move into Hong Kong hedge fund market

Thu, 29/09/2011 - 18:50

Mirae Asset Global Investments, a Korean asset manager and one of Asia&rsqu »

Peter Douglas, principal of Singapore-based GFIA Pte

Asia’s hedge fund industry struggles to grow

Thu, 29/09/2011 - 18:46

New data released by AsiaHedge shows that Asian hedge fund assets contracted by 5 per cent in the first half of 2011 to USD145billion reported Reuters thi »

Shuhei Abe, CEO, Sparx

Tokyo’s Sparx Group launching hotel fund following March earthquake

Thu, 29/09/2011 - 18:39

Asia’s second largest hedge fund, Sparx Group Co., is to start a fund that will invest in hotel construction following Japan’s devastating ear »

Men shaking hands

Soc Gen Asia co-head fixed income and currencies leaves to join hedge fund

Thu, 29/09/2011 - 18:36

Société Générale’s co-head of fixed income and currencies in Asia, Adam Reynolds, has left to join hedge fund manager The »

2 hands shaking in front of 2 buildings

Ashurst and Blake Dawson announce Asia business combination and future merger plans

Thu, 29/09/2011 - 10:00

Ashurst and Blake Dawson have announced plans to combine their businesses in Asia and merge their operations globally, creating a new and powerful legal presence in the international market under the Ashurst name. »

Pierre LaGrange, chairman, Man Asia

Lagrange appointed Chairman of Man Asia

Thu, 22/09/2011 - 17:31

Pierre Lagrange, one of the industry’s leading fund managers, has taken on a newly appointed role as C »

Stephen Diggle, Vulpes Asset Management

Asia’s HNW individuals favouring family offices rather than private banks

Thu, 22/09/2011 - 17:28

Asia’s wealthiest investors are turning to family offices to manage their wealth rather than entrusting their assets to private banks reported Bloomberg this week. »

Hugh Hendry, Eclectica Credit Fund

Hendry’s Eclectica Credit Fund rises on bearish China stance

Thu, 22/09/2011 - 17:26

London-based Hugh Hendry’s Eclectica Credit Fund, positioned to profit from a slowdown in China economic growth, has performed strongly over the las »

Hong Kong

Deutsche Bank rolls out hedge fund administration service in Hong Kong

Thu, 22/09/2011 - 17:24

Having already seen UBS and State Street increase the scope of their hedge fund services in Asia, the former launching a hedge fund administrat »

japanese flag

Japanese investors increase hedge fund investments

Thu, 22/09/2011 - 17:00

Some 42% of Japanese institutional investors plan to increase their allocations to hedge funds in the near term according to a new investor survey by HFC Advisory. »

Dr Burton G Malkiel, Chairman of the AlphaShares Index Committee

AlphaShares launches China Yuan Bond Index

Thu, 22/09/2011 - 13:42

AlphaShares has launched a new China Yuan Bond Index designed to track bonds that are denominated in China’s local currency the renmimbi or RMB. »

feedback boxes on a survey

Operational risk in focus for OTC derivatives market participants, says Celent

Wed, 21/09/2011 - 14:04

Operational risk has come into greater focus in the last four to five years among OTC derivatives market participants, particularly in the wake of the financial crisis, according to a new report, Operational Risk Management in OTC Derivatives in Asia, from Celent. »

Pierre Lagrange, Senior Managing Director of GLG

Man strengthens investment management operations in Asia

Tue, 20/09/2011 - 10:00

Man Group plc is strengthening its investment management presence in Asia with the appointment of David Mercurio as Head of Asia Equity and co-Head of Global Equity Strategies reporting to Pierre Lagrange. David, who has 17 years of investment experience, joins from the Government of Singapore Investment Corp (GIC), where he was a senior portfolio manager. »

Tim Tacchi, TT International

TT International preparing to shutter its Asian Opportunities Fund

Thu, 15/09/2011 - 17:49

London headquartered hedge fund TT International, founded in 1988 by Tim Tacchi (pictured) and co-headed by Mark Williams, is preparing to shutter »

Steffan Nilsson, TSI International

Hedge Funds Club founder joins TSI International Group in senior adviser role

Thu, 15/09/2011 - 17:43

Stefan Nilsson (pictured), master networker and found »

Nick Rowe, global head of prime finance and futures, Citigroup

Citigroup poach Murphy from Deutsche Bank

Thu, 15/09/2011 - 17:37

Citigroup continues to bolster its prime brokerage capabilities in Asia by hiring David Murphy from Deutsche Bank AG to head up its APAC prime f »

Sydney, Australia

AQR sees Wholesale Delta Fund assets quadruple with AUD150million in new mandates

Thu, 15/09/2011 - 17:33

Cliff Asness’s Connecticut-based AQR Capital Management has seen significant new assets flow into its two-year old Australian hedge fund over the la »

Morgan Sze, Azentus Capital Management

Azentus Capital surpasses USD2billion mark

Thu, 15/09/2011 - 17:29

It was one of the biggest hedge fund launches Asia had ever seen back in April. »

Down arrow and figures

Asia ex-Japan hedgies fall 4.9 per cent in August

Thu, 08/09/2011 - 19:53

The bloodbath continued for hedge funds in August as they struggled to come to terms with whipsaw markets, driven by investor fear of economic uncertainty in Europe and the US. »

Ben Happ, APAC regional head of capital services, Credit Suisse

Asia-focused hedge funds weather August storm better than peers

Thu, 08/09/2011 - 19:51

According to data from Credit Suisse Group AG’s prime brokerage unit, approximately 80 Asia-focused hedge funds reported average losses of -2 per cent and »

Slow on road

Huttenlocher’s Myriad fund launch delayed

Thu, 08/09/2011 - 19:47

Carl Huttenlocher’s eagerly anticipated hedge fund launch in Hong Kong has been delayed because of a regu »

Gautam Prakash, founder and senior managing director, Monsoon Capital

Monsoon Capital quant fund returns +17.5 per cent in August

Thu, 08/09/2011 - 19:45

Monsoon Capital, the US-based hedge fund founded in 2004, saw its USD15million managed futures fund, Monsoon Asia Pa »

Paul Moloney, Dillon Eustace, Hong Kong office

Dillon Eustace opens Hong Kong office

Fri, 02/09/2011 - 10:00

Irish legal investment funds advisory firm Dillon Eustace has opened a new office in Hong Kong as demand for locally-based expertise on European financial and regulatory issues increases. »

Ken Heinz, President, HFR

Emerging market hedge funds rise by USD1.4billion in Q2

Thu, 01/09/2011 - 23:39

Emerging market-focused hedge funds continue to curry favour with investors as their faith in a European and US economic recovery wavers. »

Stop sign

RAB Capital’s plan to sell two hedge funds disintegrates

Thu, 01/09/2011 - 23:36

After Hedgeweek reported at the end of June that Sunwah International Asset Management (the investment management arm of Sunwah International Ltd) was pre »

China flag

Temasek and Seatown acquire China Construction Bank shares from Bank of America as part of consortium

Thu, 01/09/2011 - 23:29

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek and its wholly owned hedge fund Seatown Holdings, are part of a consortium including other Chinese investors that this week bought a five per c »

Paul Moloney, Dillon Eustace

Dillan Eustace law firm opens office in Hong Kong

Thu, 01/09/2011 - 23:26

Dublin-headquartered Dillan Eustace, a leading Irish law firm focusing on the investment funds industry, has expanded its global footprint by opening an o »

Peter Niven, chief executive, Guernsey FInance

Guernsey cements relationships in Shanghai and Beijing

Mon, 29/08/2011 - 09:39

Representatives from Guernsey Finance visited China last week to further strengthen relationships in Shanghai and Beijing. »

Up arrow on graph

Asian hedge fund assets could top USD180billion over next 12 to 18 months

Thu, 25/08/2011 - 17:48

This year has already proved bountiful for Asian hedge funds. »



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