Weekly Asia News (Friday)

Weekly Asia News (Friday)
Hong Kong

Tiresias Capital Asia event-driven fund to open up to investors

As reported last week, event-driven hedge funds in Asia attracted some USD765million in 2010 making them the region’s most popular strategy. »

Great Wall of China

China welcomes first official hedge fund

China has finally ushered in its first official regulated hedge fund. »

China flag

FPP bullish on Asian emerging markets for 2011

China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea (along with Russia) are expected to generate good returns in 2011. »

Jeremy Rowlands, CEO, Caliburn Capital Partners

Caliburn Capital names Singapore-based Williams equity partner

London-based hedge fund, Caliburn Capital Partners, has elected Richard Williams, who works out of the firm’s Singapore office, as equity partner »

Liz Milan, Managing Director LME Asia

LME-SGX complete successful metals futures launch

Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the London Metal Exchange (LME) have successfully launched LME-SGX copper, aluminium and zinc futures providing retail investors in Asia and beyond easy access to global metals markets. »

hand holding crystal ball

Asset managers see smaller Asian economies leading global growth

Asset management, private equity and hedge fund executives expect growth over the next year to come from smaller Asian economies such as Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea, according to a study commissioned by RBC Capital Markets, the corporate and investment banking arm of the Royal Bank of Canada, and conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit.   »

Lee Porter, Head of Asia Pacific for Liquidnet

Institutional demand for Asian equities surges on Liquidnet

Liquidnet, the equities institutional marketplace, reported record volumes in the trading of Asian securities in January 2011, reflecting the company’s growing leadership role in serving institutional equity demand in Asia. »

James Fallon. director, financing sales, BAML

Asian mid-size hedgies well placed to attract assets as heavyweights begin to soft close

Asia’s heavyweight hedge funds have begun in earnest to soft close for fear of becoming too cumbersome, thus impacting on performance. »

Ken J Heinz, president, HFR

Asia attracts USD500million in capital for Q4 with hedgies focused on Indian inflation posting highest 2010 gains

Asian hedge funds finished the year strongly, attracting USD500million in new capital for Q4 as global investors looked to strategies for protection against the region’s ever-growing inflatio »

Green shoots

Revere looks east to seed Asian hedgies

New York-based Revere Capital Advisors LLC, a hedge fund seeding firm who last year opened an office in Singapore, is planning to raise assets to start investing in Asian hedgies reported Bl »

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