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Weekly Asia News (Friday)

Weekly Asia News (Friday)
Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Asia’s Segantii hit by resignations… PCA Investments to shut down …

Thu, 30/01/2014 - 18:59

Reuters reports that Segantii Capital Management, one of Asia's fastest growing hedge funds, has been hit by five recent resignations, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, after the firm saw its first annual loss. »

Tyre

SGX proposes changes to global benchmark SICOM rubber contracts

Thu, 30/01/2014 - 06:02

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. »

Singapore

SGX welcomes SAC Capital as full sponsor on Catalist

Wed, 29/01/2014 - 14:07

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

China flag

State Street opens alternative investment solutions office in Shanghai

Tue, 28/01/2014 - 10:05

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. »

Computer screen

Fortress launches affiliated manager platform

Mon, 27/01/2014 - 12:00

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

Fri, 24/01/2014 - 11:09

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

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Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

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

Thu, 23/01/2014 - 21:17

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. »

Electronic trading floor

SGX to introduce circuit breakers on 24 February

Wed, 22/01/2014 - 16:01

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

Ireland flag

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

Mon, 20/01/2014 - 16:03

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). »

Trader at screen

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

Fri, 17/01/2014 - 13:25

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…

Thu, 16/01/2014 - 17:07

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. »

Crystal ball

Emerging Asia will become the world’s primary weak spot in 2014, says Saxo Bank

Thu, 16/01/2014 - 10:02

Having maintained world growth at acceptable levels throughout the current crisis, emerging Asia will become the world’s primary weak spot in 2014, says Saxo Bank, the online multi-asset trading and investment specialist. »

Document signing

Hedge funds sign deals with Aztec Exchange to purchase corporate invoices

Thu, 16/01/2014 - 06:04

Hedge funds in the US, UK and Singapore have signed agreements with Aztec Exchange to purchase invoices from suppliers in emerging markets and credit-constrained developed markets. »

Peter Reitz, chief executive officer of EEX

European Energy Exchange acquires majority stake in Cleartrade Exchange

Mon, 13/01/2014 - 11:20

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) has become the new majority shareholder in Cleartrade Exchange (CLTX), a Singaporean Futures Exchange founded in 2010. »

Trader at screen

S&P Capital IQ Real-Time Solutions extends QuantFEED and QuantLINK for HKEx

Fri, 10/01/2014 - 06:15

S&P Capital IQ Real-Time Solutions has extended its QuantFEED and QuantLINK solutions through Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing’s (HKEx) Orion programme. »

Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Hedge funds enjoy record year in 2013… Former HSBC banker to start global hedge fund…

Thu, 09/01/2014 - 15:55

The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.99 per cent in December, bringing the yearly returns for 2013 to 8.02 per cent. The MSCI World Index returned 1.67 per cent in December and was up 21.1 per cent for 2013. »

Taiwan

Eurex acquires stake in Taiwanese futures exchange TAIFEX

Fri, 03/01/2014 - 17:04

Eurex Zürich is becoming a minority shareholder of the Taiwanese futures exchange TAIFEX. »

Approved stamp

US CFTC authorises SGX as Asia’s first derivatives clearing organisation

Fri, 03/01/2014 - 13:34

Singapore Exchange (SGX)) has become the first Asian clearing house authorised as a derivatives clearing organisation (DCO) by US derivatives regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). »

Fiona Le Poidevin, chief executive of Guernsey Finance

Meeting India’s investment needs

Mon, 30/12/2013 - 10:04

Fiona Le Poidevin, chief executive of Guernsey Finance, has just returned from India where she was showcasing how Guernsey can help meet India’s investment needs. »

Singapore

CFTC issues time-limited no-action letter for Singapore Exchange Derivatives Clearing

Tue, 24/12/2013 - 11:15

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Clearing and Risk (DCR) has issued a time-limited no-action letter to the Singapore Exchange Derivatives Clearing Limited (SGX-DC). »

Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Asian hedge fund salaries recover… Hedge fund assets fall in November…

Thu, 19/12/2013 - 17:38

After several years of pedestrian performance in Asia, hedge funds are starting to rally, and compensation is adjusting accordingly, says professional services firm Heidrick & Struggles. »

Israel

Eurex to launch index futures contracts based on TASE’s main index

Thu, 19/12/2013 - 13:53

Eurex Exchange is to list and clear index futures based on the TA-25 index, Israel’s blue chip index and one of the most heavily traded regional equity indices. »

Metal

HKEx and LME form LME Clear board

Tue, 17/12/2013 - 13:34

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) and the London Metal Exchange (LME) have formed the board of LME Clear, the LME's self-clearing platform currently in development. »

Joachim Gottschalk, chairman and chief executive officer of Gottex

Gottex and EIM to merge

Mon, 16/12/2013 - 12:00

Alternative investment managers Gottex Fund Management and EIM Group have reached agreement on the proposed merger of their businesses. »

Fiona Le Poidevin, chief executive of Guernsey Finance

Meeting India’s investment needs

Mon, 16/12/2013 - 10:04

Fiona Le Poidevin, chief executive of Guernsey Finance, has just returned from India where she was showcasing how Guernsey can help meet India’s investment needs. »

Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Hedge funds post third consecutive positive month… Asian hedge funds 42 per cent cheaper to run…

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 19:26

Hedge funds delivered their third consecutive month of positive returns as global markets maintained their upward momentum. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.37 per cent during the month, edging past the MSCI World Index, which gained 1.27 per cent in the month of November 2013. »

Taiwan

Taiwanese banks select Calastone for offshore fund execution

Tue, 10/12/2013 - 14:55

Landbank of Taiwan, Mega International Commercial Bank and Bank of Taipei have appointed Calastone for the execution of offshore fund transactions via the Taiwan Depository Clearing Corporation (TDCC) fund order routing service. »

Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Ex-ICBC Credit Suisse managers to launch China hedge fund… hedge funds drive Japanese convertible bonds…

Fri, 06/12/2013 - 09:34

Two former ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management (International) portfolio managers have started their own hedge fund to invest in China in a clear sign that Beijing's new reform agenda is drawing investors. »

Andreas Preuss, chief executive of Eurex

TAIFEX and Eurex to launch Eurex/TAIFEX link on 15 May 2014

Thu, 05/12/2013 - 16:02

TAIFEX, the Taiwan Futures Exchange, and Eurex Exchange, the international derivatives marketplace and part of Deutsche Börse Group, plan to launch the Eurex/TAIFEX Link on 15 May 2014. »

Singapore

Derivatives trading and clearing up, says SGX

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:38

Derivatives trading and clearing activities grew in November from a year earlier while securities trading declined, according to Singapore Exchange (SGX). »

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