Weekly Asia News (Friday)

Weekly Asia News (Friday)

SGX proposes changes to global benchmark SICOM rubber contracts

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its global benchmark SICOM Rubber Futures this year, on the back of multiple records achieved in 2013. »


SGX welcomes SAC Capital as full sponsor on Catalist

Singapore Exchange (SGX) has welcomed SAC Capital as a full sponsor on Catalist, its sponsor-supervised board for growth companies.  »

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State Street opens alternative investment solutions office in Shanghai

State Street has opened an office in Shanghai which will provide alternative investment servicing solutions to support the firm’s hedge fund clients as they expand their business in China. »

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Fortress launches affiliated manager platform

Fortress is launching an affiliated manager platform as part of the firm's growth strategy in the liquid alternative investment space. »

Hong Kong

K&L Gates hire HK investment management partner

The Hong Kong office of global law firm K&L Gates has added Greg Heaton as a partner in its investment management practice.


Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

2013’s best performing funds… Singapore’s long only funds attract more investors…

Asian hedge funds outperformed their global peers last year and investors took notice, chalking up the highest inflows to the region since 2007, research has shown. »

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SGX to introduce circuit breakers on 24 February

Singapore Exchange (SGX) will introduce circuit breakers in the securities market from 24 February as an additional market safeguard. »

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Matheson provides insights into new Irish ICAV and future potential of UCITS in Asia

By James Williams – Irish law firm Matheson has provided an update from its London office on the introduction of a new corporate vehicle for Irish funds – the Irish Collective Asset Management Vehicle (ICAV). »

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CITIC Capital launches multi-strategy hedge fund platform for global clients

CITIC Capital has launched CCTrack Solutions, a multi-strategy hedge fund platform aimed at institutional investors in North America, Europe and Asia. »

Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

China shines as Asian fund managers’ best bet… Hong Kong’s largest hedge funds enjoy best year on record…

For investors in Asian hedge funds, it was China and not the region's hottest major market, Japan, that provided the best bang for the buck in 2013 - a result set to ensure greater capital inflows into steadily growing China-focused funds as reported by Reuters. »

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