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Weekly Asia News (Friday)

Weekly Asia News (Friday)
Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Ex-SAC trader prepares to launch hedge fund… New tax exemption attracts funds to Hong Kong…

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 17:53

Miaodan Wu, a former portfolio manager at billionaire Steven A. Cohen's hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors, is preparing to launch his own hedge fund in Hong Kong to bet on price swings in financial securities, as reported by Reuters. »


AmBank turns to Murex for market risk governance and compliance framework

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 11:28

AmBank Berhad, part of Malaysia’s AmBank Group, has gone live with the latest version of Murex’s MX.3 Market Risk Solution. »

Boxing gloves

Fighters give it their best in seventh Hedge Fund Fight Nite

Fri, 31/05/2013 - 16:00

Finance professionals punched out in an eight-bout tournament at the seventh Xie Shares Hedge Fund Fight Nite. »

Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

HSBC Asia team seeks to double hedge fund assets… JPMorgan hires ex-Credit Suisse banker for new Asia role

Thu, 30/05/2013 - 20:24

HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA), the largest European bank by assets, plans to double its Asia-Pacific prime finance team’s cut of hedge-fund assets in the coming year, said Melvyn Ford, regional head of the business. »

Asia Pacific

BI-SAM expands Asia Pacific operations

Thu, 30/05/2013 - 06:02

BI-SAM, a provider of data management, performance, attribution, risk, composites and reporting solutions for the asset management industry, is expanding operations in Asia Pacific. »

Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

EM hedge funds hit record… Credit Suisse takes No2 prime broker spot in Asia…

Thu, 23/05/2013 - 16:49

Emerging markets hedge funds recorded total investments of USD151 billion, after accumulating over USD1.8 billion during the first quarter of 2013. »


Billings Capital Management forms relationship with MCAM Group

Fri, 17/05/2013 - 14:11

Billings Capital Management, the investment manager founded by Friedman Billings Ramsey co-founder, former chairman and chief executive Eric F Billings, has formed a business development relationship with MCAM Group dedicated towards Europe and Asia. »

Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Indian hedge funds underperform… Arena Capital Offshore Fund trails Japan rally… hedge funds bet on Fannie and Freddie recovery…

Thu, 16/05/2013 - 12:51

India-focused hedge funds should be avoided, shows the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index of 2,404 funds and their performance for the first 4 months of 2013. »

Japanese flag

Gottex and Astmax to provide hedge fund and multi-asset solutions

Fri, 10/05/2013 - 06:00

Astmax Asset Management, an asset management firm based in Tokyo, and Gottex Fund Management Sarl have agreed mutual sub-advisory services to provide institutional and other Japanese clients with hedge fund and multi-asset investment solutions. »

Hams Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Japanese hedge funds lead Asia to five year high… Ex-JP Morgan traders launch Asian firm…

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 13:18

Investors increased allocations to Asian hedge funds in 1Q13 as stimulus measures; quantitative easing and increased bond purchases by the Bank of Japan drove gains across both equities and the HFRX Japan Index. »

Japanese yen

Japanese hedge funds lead Asian hedge fund capital to five-year high

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 06:01

Investors increased allocations to Asian hedge funds in 1Q13 as stimulus measures, quantitative easing and increased bond purchases by the Bank of Japan drove gains across both Japanese equities and the HFRX Japan Index. »


SGX derivatives and commodities activity grows

Tue, 07/05/2013 - 06:30

Singapore Exchange (SGX) has reported growth in derivatives and commodities trading in April. »

Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Richland to shut hedge funds… Tiger Asia loses SFC challenge…

Thu, 02/05/2013 - 13:12

Hong Kong-based Richland Capital Management Ltd is shutting down its hedge fund operation, as reported to Reuters on Tuesday 30th April according to Chief Investment Officer Alex Au. The decision to close down is unexpected, as Richland has outperformed industry peers in the Asian hedge fund industry since it was launched in 2006. »

Great Wall of China

PineBridge and CICC launch fund of hedge funds targeting Chinese investors

Thu, 02/05/2013 - 12:02

CICC Investment Management (USA) and PineBridge Investments have launched the first global fund of hedge funds targeting qualified Chinese investors. »

Lee Porter, head of Asia Pacific for Liquidnet

Liquidnet launches trading of Thai stocks

Wed, 01/05/2013 - 06:00

Liquidnet, the institutional trading network, is continuing its expansion in high-growth markets by enabling institutional investors to trade securities listed in Thailand. »


Rakuten Securities joins SGX as derivatives trading member

Tue, 30/04/2013 - 14:01

Rakuten Securities has joined Singapore Exchange (SGX) as a trading member of its derivatives market. »


Armstrong appoints additional investment director

Tue, 30/04/2013 - 14:00

Singapore-based Armstrong Asset Management has appointed Yasushi Ujioka as investment director. »

Hans Schlaikier. Hedgeweek

Azentus Capital returns 8 per cent… Paamco looks to Asian institutionals to diversify investor base…

Thu, 25/04/2013 - 15:22

Azentus Capital Management Ltd, led by former Goldman Sachs proprietary trader Morgan Sze, returned 8 per cent before fees this year through to 22 April, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. »


Asian technology companies dominate price gains in first quarter

Wed, 24/04/2013 - 12:06

Prices of depositary receipts (DRs) for Asian technology companies led gains in the first quarter as DR trading rose more than 10 per cent over the end of 2012, according to the BNY Mellon Classic ADR Index Series. »


Peter Tierney named regional head of Asia, DTCC Deriv/SERV

Mon, 22/04/2013 - 16:01

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has appointed Peter Tierney as regional head of Asia, DTCC Deriv/SERV. »

Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Montello Income Fund approved for distribution by MAS… SAC Capital Hong Kong lose staff and SAC Capital’s Asian based manager to start Macro Fund…

Thu, 18/04/2013 - 19:21

Montello Income Fund is now approved for Distribution with the Monetary Authority of Singapore.&nb »

Hong Kong

Northern Trust expands fund admin services in Hong Kong

Mon, 15/04/2013 - 06:01

Northern Trust is expanding its fund administration and custody capabilities to support locally domiciled Hong Kong funds, including exchange-traded funds, as well as other regional investment funds. »

Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Ascalon Capital Managers appoint new Australia head… GFIA discusses Japanese hedge funds…

Thu, 11/04/2013 - 15:16

Robert Lance has joined Ascalon Capital Managers as Head of Ascalon in Australia with responsibility to lead and manage its Australian operations.    »

Magnus Böcker, chief executive of SGX

SGX and China Financial Futures Exchange collaborate to develop derivatives markets

Wed, 10/04/2013 - 16:01

Singapore Exchange (SGX) and China Financial Futures Exchange (CFFEX) have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in the development of the derivatives markets in China and Singapore.  »


SGX explains delay in derivatives market trading

Tue, 09/04/2013 - 12:18

Singapore Exchange has investigated today’s delayed opening of the derivatives market and confirmed that it was not related either to market volumes or changes to the system. »

Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Hong Kong hedge assets on the rise… Investors seek protection in the wake of N Korean threats…

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 16:13

Hedge fund assets under management in Hong Kong have increased by more than a third over the past two years, according to a survey released by the HK Securities and Futures Commission. »

Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific hedge funds have strongest start to 2013

Mon, 01/04/2013 - 15:00

Preqin’s latest Hedge Fund Spotlight reveals that hedge funds focusing on the Asia Pacific region posted significant returns in January and February 2013 of 3.97 per cent and 2.18 per cent in each month respectively. »

Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Asia Pacific funds post strongest 2013 returns… investors regain interest in Japanese hedge funds as stock market soars...

Thu, 28/03/2013 - 19:10

Preqin’s latest Hedge Fund Spotlight reveals that hedge funds focusing on the Asia Pacific region posted significant returns in January and February 2013 of 3.97 per cent and 2.18 per cent in each month respectively. This is in comparison to North American and European hedge funds, which posted only 0.61 per cent and 1.24 per cent in February respectively. »

Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Hyundai to back Asian hedge fund, former MST Capital appoints SunGard Hedge360…

Thu, 21/03/2013 - 18:39

Hyundai Securities Co Ltd is seeding capital to a new Singapore-based hedge fund, it’s first such foray outside of South Korea and a positive sign for the regional fund industry. »

Hong Kong

Locke Lord expands Hong Kong office with team from Cheung & Lee

Fri, 15/03/2013 - 06:02

International law firm Locke Lord has increased its presence in Hong Kong through an association with the law firm Cheung & Lee. »

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