Weekly Asia News (Friday)

Weekly Asia News (Friday)
Rupert Foster, Manager of the Matrix Asia Fund

Matrix expands Asian team as AUM more than doubles

As Asian assets managed by Matrix have more than doubled so far in 2011 to more than USD90 million, the Asian team has been bolstered with two key sector specialist appointments.  Ian Smith and David Naughtin, who both previously worked for Nevsky Capital LLP, join as analysts. »

Peter Hughes, Group Managing Director, Apex Fund Services

Apex Fund Services acquires Australian fund administration business

Independent fund administration company Apex Fund Services is to open its first office in Australia. The Apex Sydney office has been launched following the acquisition of Lazorne Fund Administration Service from Lazorne Group Pty Ltd. »

Robert Marquardt, chairman and co-head of investment management, Signet Group

Signet Group launches new Asian-currency share class, wins institutional mandate

A Swedish institutional client has become the first investor to use Signet Group's latest innovation: a share class denominated in a basket of Asian currencies. The multi-million dollar investment came from a client that has been invested in Signet funds-of-funds for several years. »

Singapore stock exchange

SGX derivatives market adds rubber futures

Singapore Exchange's derivative market will from 16 May add rubber futures to its commodities suite with the migration of SICOM rubber contracts onto the SGX trading platform. »

Kenneth J Heinz, President of HFR.

Japanese hedge funds post narrow gains through turmoil

Asian-focused hedge funds posted steady gains in the first quarter of 2011, a volatile quarter for Asian financial markets dominated a continuum of dramatic developments, including economic, financial, environmental, social and secular. »

David Gray, ex-head of prime services Asia Pacific, UBS

Jarvis follows Gray out of UBS, joins Morgan Stanley

Big changes are afoot at UBS, one of the prime brokers recently selected by Morgan Sze’s Azentus Capital – the eagerly anticipated USD1billio »

Peter Clarke, chief executive, Man Group

Man Group raises USD1.5billion for Japan hedgie, stock price climbs

Man Group’s share price on May 3 rose 3.3 per cent - the FTSE 100’s biggest mover – after announcing the launch of a new USD1 »


Ex-Algebris COO sets up hedge fund advisory firm

Former COO of Algebris Investments LLP, Maria Gabriela Bianchini, has decided to set up a hedge fund advisory firm in Singapore to suppo »

Great Wall of China

Ex-Citigroup portfolio manager launches Greater China hedge fund

Daniel Chan, a former Citigroup Smith Barney portfolio manager, has decided »

Robert Tomei CEO of Advanced Capital

Advanced Capital and IMQubator make EUR50m seed investment in pan-Asian distressed asset specialist mCAPITAL

Alternative investment specialist Advanced Capital and hedge fund incubator IMQubator have made a EUR50million joint seed investment in the new mCapital European & Asian Special Situations Fund. »

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