Weekly Asia News (Friday)

Weekly Asia News (Friday)
Michael Peters, member of the Eurex executive board

Eurex to offer direct market access in South Korea

Eurex Exchange has received confirmation from the South Korean Financial Services Commission to offer its full suite of products in South Korea without objection. »


Asia-Pacific

Hedge funds start the year with positive returns of 1.98 per cent…

Hedge funds posted strong returns in January on the back of rising risk appetite and rallying global equity markets. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.98 per cent during the month, while the MSCI World Index gained 4.66 per cent. »


Michael Peters, member of the Eurex executive board

Eurex admits first exchange member in Japan

Eurex Exchange, the international derivatives marketplace, has admitted its first directly connected trading participant in Japan – Nissan Century Securities. »


Asia-Pacific

Asian hedge fund stars will continue to attract capital in 2013, says BNY Mellon… Bank of America’s Hedge-Fund Clients Boost Leverage in Asia…

The year ahead will likely remain sharply challenging for Asian hedge fund managers looking to raise new investor capital. But the “stars” of recent years that have lodged standout gains will continue to see moderate inflows from their traditional investors – US institutions – while new entrants are turning to ultra-high net worth investors, family offices and their own friends amid a dearth of institutional seed capital. »


Asia

Politics and policy drive year-end gains for Asian hedge funds

The Asian hedge fund industry posted strong gains to conclude 2012, led by hedge funds investing in China, India and Japan, as capital invested in the Asian hedge fund industry increased by 7.5 per cent for 2012, according to the latest HFR Asian Hedge Fund Industry Report. »


Andreas Preuss, chief executive of Eurex

TAIFEX and Eurex to cooperate in derivatives trading

TAIFEX, the Taiwan Futures Exchange, and Eurex Exchange, the international derivatives marketplace, have announced a product cooperation to trade and clear derivatives based on the TAIEX index, one of the most heavily traded Asian equity indexes. »


Japanese flag

QuantHouse selects KVH for low latency access to Japanese exchanges

QuantHouse, S&P Capital IQ’s real time operation and the global provider of trading solutions, has aligned with KVH, Asia’s leading information delivery platform, to enable its clients to benefit from proximity to the main Asian exchanges. »


Asia-Pacific

FRM Capital Advisors seeds Japan focused hedge fund, Hong Kong hedge fund Double Haven doubles assets to USD415m…

FRM Capital Advisors or “FCA”, the seeding division of FRM (Man Group plc‘s fund of hedge fund division) has entered into a strategic relationship with a Japan focused hedge fund. »


Announcement

Man’s FRM invests in new Japan hedge fund

FRM Capital Advisors (FCA), the seeding division of Man Group’s fund of hedge funds operation FRM, is to make a significant investment in a new Japan-focused hedge fund launched by Hong Kong-based investment adviser Arena Capital Management. »


Dubai

Volante expands EMEA operations with opening of Dubai office

Financial data integration specialist Volante Technologies has opened an office in Dubai to serve the Middle East and Africa (MEA) regions. »


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