Weekly Asia News (Friday)

Weekly Asia News (Friday)
Exit sign

Highbridge’s Asia Head, Huttenlocher departing to start own fund

The head of Highbridge Capital Management’s Asia investments, Carl Huttenlocher, has told colleagues that he is leaving the firm to start his own hedge f »


Richard Keary, MD, FRM

FRM launches Fund of CTAs, attracts AUD25million

Financial Risk Management, one of the world’s biggest hedge fund research and investment specialists, has launched »


Singapore

Singapore’s Akshayam Asia Fund profits from active shorting

An article published in AsianInvestor this week has shone a light on the active equity long/short trading strategy of the USD30million Singapore-based Aksha »


Thomas J. McMahon (pictured), Chief Executive Officer of SMX

Newedge goes live on SMX as general clearing member

Global brokerage Newedge is now fully-operational as a General Clearing Member (GCM) of the Singapore Mercantile Exchange (SMX). »


Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s DragonBack onboards maiden funds onto platform

After shuttering both its funds last August, DragonBack Capital, led by Rob Lance and Phil Tye, moved swiftly to re-establish itself as an Asian hedge fund platform: the DragonBack Manage »


Man carrying lots of cash

Northwest targets USD250million for stock hedge fund

USD250million within twelve months: that’s the aim for Northwest Investment Management Ltd, the firm’s CEO George Philips told Bloomberg thi »


Cash

Hopu’s Ong to establish USD2billion Asia fund

Former Goldman Sachs dealmaker Richard Ong is in the process of establishing his own USD2billion Asia fund – RRJ Capital – which will focus »


Japan flag

Japan attracting hedge fund interest

M&A opportunities and share buy-backs are believed to be ripe in Japan right now with companies trading at low valuations – making for ideal conditions for »


view of Hong Kong at night

First clients move to Dragonback's hedge fund platform

Hong Kong-based hedge fund advisor DragonBack Capital Limited has announced the transition of the first existing funds – Tempus Investment Group and WorldOver Capital – to its platform. DragonBack is also gearing up for the addition of a significant new launch, Sharp Peak Capital Management, in April. »


Gregg Medcraft, ASIC Commissioner

ASIC invites feedback on proposals to improve disclosure for hedge funds

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has released a consultation paper that outlines proposals to improve disclosure requirements for retail investors who invest in hedge funds. »


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