Weekly Asia News (Friday)

Weekly Asia News (Friday)
Seeds

Woori teams up with NewAlpha to launch hedge fund seeding fund

Singapore-based hedge fund manager, Woori Absolute Partners (WAP), has joined forces with European global hedge fund incubation specialist, NewAlpha As »


A seed in soil with a shoot coming out

Woori Absolute Partners and NewAlpha to launch hedge fund seeding fund

Woori Absolute Partners (WAP), a Singapore based alternative investment management firm, and NewAlpha Asset Management (NewAlpha), the European based global hedge fund incubation specialist have teamed up to launch an Asia based investment vehicle which will seed emerging hedge fund managers and will be marketed to qualified investors in Asia and Europe.   »


Brian Ruane, chief executive officer of Alternative and Broker-Dealer Services, BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon extends hedge fund middle office platform to North America and Asia

BNY Mellon has expanded its middle office outsourcing service for hedge funds, extending what was largely a Europe-only offering and rolling it out to select clients and prospects in North America and Asia.   »


Professor Zhiwu Chen, Chief Adviser, Permal Group and Professor of Finance at Yale University

Professor Zhiwu Chen joins Permal

Permal Group has appointed of Professor Zhiwu Chen (pictured), Professor of Finance at Yale University, as Chief Adviser. This is a consultancy role, working closely with Permal’s Investment Committee, which is made-up of four senior members and eight portfolio managers, and governs the Group’s investment strategy allocations. »


Max Gottschalk, co-founder and Head of Asia, Gottex Fund Management Holdings

Gottex co-counder Max Gottschalk moves to Hong Kong

Gottex Fund Management Holdings' co-founder, Max Gottschalk, has moved to Hong Kong to help further grow the company’s business in Asia Pacific. »


5 hands meeting in middle of table

Jefferies expands global equity research

Jefferies has appointed Naomi Kumagai, Makarim Salman and Masahiro Wakasugi as Senior Equity Research Analysts based in Tokyo. Kumagai will cover the Healthcare sector, Salman will cover the Financial Services and Insurance sectors, and Wakasugi will cover the Technology sector. »


Kenneth J Heinz, President of HFR

Capital in emerging markets hedge funds reaches record level, says HFR

Hedge fund capital invested in Emerging Markets reached a new record level in Q1 2011, as global investors increased exposure to Emerging Asia and Russia, according to the latest data released by Hedge Fund Research. »


Handshake

Cube expands research team

Cube Capital has expanded its research team with the appointment of Rui Tang as an investment analyst for the firm’s flagship Global Multi-Strategy (CGMS) Fund. »


Tim Wong, CEO, AHL Hong Kong

Man Group plc doubles AHL headcount in Hong Kong

Man Group plc’s Hong Kong-based quantitative managed futures manager, AHL, has seen its staff headcount double to make it one of t »


Sean Cheong, partner, Collas Crill

Collas Crill to open Singapore office in Q3

Following the merger of the two law firms Collas Day in Guernsey and Crill Canavan in Jersey two months ago – renaming themselves as Collas Crill &n »


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