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Weekly Asia News (Friday)

Weekly Asia News (Friday)
Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Japan leads strong global hedge fund performance… former FrontPoint specialist to launch Asian hedge fund…

Thu, 14/03/2013 - 12:54

The Eurekahedge Japan Hedge Fund Index crossed the 200-point mark for the first time to reach its highest level on record, according to the index provider. »

SGX and PSE collaborate to develop Philippines derivatives market

SGX and PSE collaborate to develop Philippines derivatives market

Thu, 14/03/2013 - 06:00

Singapore Exchange (SGX) and The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate in the development of Philippines-linked derivatives products. »

Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek

Hyundai seeds new Asian quant fund… Hedge fund managers, traders and finance analysts are leaving Asia…

Thu, 07/03/2013 - 17:44

Hyundai's financial services arm is set to seed a new Asia-focused hedge fund, its first-ever such venture outside of South Korea. »

Hong Kong

IMS HedgeOp extends footprint to Hong Kong

Wed, 06/03/2013 - 14:11

The IMS Group and HedgeOp Compliance, a regulatory services and compliance consultancy to the asset management and securities industry, have opened their first Asian office in Hong Kong. »

India

PhillipCapital opens direct market access to India’s National Stock Exchange

Wed, 06/03/2013 - 06:13

PhillipCapital India has deployed Orc Access to meet the growing market demand for low-latency connectivity in India. »

Asia

Edhec-Risk Institute study highlights inefficiency of Asian stock market indices

Tue, 05/03/2013 - 12:02

In a study entitled “Assessing the Quality of Asian Stock Market Indices”, researchers at Edhec-Risk Institute have found that all 10 indices surveyed display a pronounced lack of efficiency in terms of risk-reward trade-off. »

Asia-Pacific

Fitch expects East Asian markets to show most growth…

Thu, 28/02/2013 - 13:43

Fitch Ratings expects growth in assets under management to be higher in the next few years in emerging Asia (China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand) than in more mature markets such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea. »

Hong Kong

Torstone Technology expands Asian activity

Mon, 25/02/2013 - 16:06

Torstone Technology, a provider of securities and derivatives processing software to the global financial markets, is expanding its financial technology business in the Asian markets. »

Edward Moon, chief investment officer of Woori Absolute Partners

Woori Absolute Partners and NewAlpha in joint seed investment with Mosaic Asset Management

Fri, 22/02/2013 - 16:03

Woori Absolute Partners (WAP), the Singapore-based alternative investment platform of Woori Investment & Securities (WIS), and NewAlpha Asset Management, the Paris-based hedge fund incubation specialist, have announced the first strategic investment of the Woori NewAlpha Fund with Mosaic Asset Management, a new Singapore-based registered fund management company focused on Asian equity strategies. »

Asia Pacific map

Asian shares fall on hedge fund liquidation talk…

Thu, 21/02/2013 - 17:12

Asian shares fell and the Australian dollar eased on Thursday as sentiment was shaken by talk across global markets that a hedge fund had been liquidating large positions in commodities, as well as worries the Federal Reserve could slow its bond buying programme. »

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SYZ Asset Management adds Japanese equities to range of institutional strategies

Tue, 19/02/2013 - 06:22

SYZ Asset Management, the institutional asset management arm of the Swiss banking Group SYZ & Co, is now offering management of Japanese equities as part of its range of institutional strategies. »

Michael Peters, member of the Eurex executive board

Eurex to offer direct market access in South Korea

Mon, 18/02/2013 - 16:20

Eurex Exchange has received confirmation from the South Korean Financial Services Commission to offer its full suite of products in South Korea without objection. »

Asia-Pacific

Hedge funds start the year with positive returns of 1.98 per cent…

Fri, 15/02/2013 - 11:01

Hedge funds posted strong returns in January on the back of rising risk appetite and rallying global equity markets. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.98 per cent during the month, while the MSCI World Index gained 4.66 per cent. »

Michael Peters, member of the Eurex executive board

Eurex admits first exchange member in Japan

Fri, 15/02/2013 - 06:19

Eurex Exchange, the international derivatives marketplace, has admitted its first directly connected trading participant in Japan – Nissan Century Securities. »

Asia-Pacific

Asian hedge fund stars will continue to attract capital in 2013, says BNY Mellon… Bank of America’s Hedge-Fund Clients Boost Leverage in Asia…

Thu, 07/02/2013 - 15:58

The year ahead will likely remain sharply challenging for Asian hedge fund managers looking to raise new investor capital. But the “stars” of recent years that have lodged standout gains will continue to see moderate inflows from their traditional investors – US institutions – while new entrants are turning to ultra-high net worth investors, family offices and their own friends amid a dearth of institutional seed capital. »

Asia

Politics and policy drive year-end gains for Asian hedge funds

Thu, 07/02/2013 - 06:07

The Asian hedge fund industry posted strong gains to conclude 2012, led by hedge funds investing in China, India and Japan, as capital invested in the Asian hedge fund industry increased by 7.5 per cent for 2012, according to the latest HFR Asian Hedge Fund Industry Report. »

Andreas Preuss, chief executive of Eurex

TAIFEX and Eurex to cooperate in derivatives trading

Wed, 06/02/2013 - 14:33

TAIFEX, the Taiwan Futures Exchange, and Eurex Exchange, the international derivatives marketplace, have announced a product cooperation to trade and clear derivatives based on the TAIEX index, one of the most heavily traded Asian equity indexes. »

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QuantHouse selects KVH for low latency access to Japanese exchanges

Tue, 05/02/2013 - 06:06

QuantHouse, S&P Capital IQ’s real time operation and the global provider of trading solutions, has aligned with KVH, Asia’s leading information delivery platform, to enable its clients to benefit from proximity to the main Asian exchanges. »

Asia-Pacific

FRM Capital Advisors seeds Japan focused hedge fund, Hong Kong hedge fund Double Haven doubles assets to USD415m…

Thu, 31/01/2013 - 13:43

FRM Capital Advisors or “FCA”, the seeding division of FRM (Man Group plc‘s fund of hedge fund division) has entered into a strategic relationship with a Japan focused hedge fund. »

Announcement

Man’s FRM invests in new Japan hedge fund

Wed, 30/01/2013 - 11:19

FRM Capital Advisors (FCA), the seeding division of Man Group’s fund of hedge funds operation FRM, is to make a significant investment in a new Japan-focused hedge fund launched by Hong Kong-based investment adviser Arena Capital Management. »

Dubai

Volante expands EMEA operations with opening of Dubai office

Mon, 28/01/2013 - 12:22

Financial data integration specialist Volante Technologies has opened an office in Dubai to serve the Middle East and Africa (MEA) regions. »

Asia-Pacific

Asian hedge managers bullish on prospects for 2013, Pacific Group to convert hedge fund assets to gold…

Thu, 24/01/2013 - 18:12

Hedge fund managers in Asia are bullish about their prospects in 2013 in the light of positive performance in 2012, according to Eurekahedge chief executive, Alexander Mearns. »

Asia

Linedata announces two new hedge fund clients in Asia, Hong Kong’s Triskele to shut funds…

Thu, 17/01/2013 - 21:02

Global solutions provider Linedata announced this week that two hedge funds in Asia have selected Linedata Global Hedge to support their businesses. One of these, Magenta Advisors PTE Ltd (Magenta), an independent boutique asset management and investment advisory firm based in Singapore, selected the portfolio management and middle office module of Linedata Global Hedge to support its start-up hedge fund business. »

Asia

Linedata secures two new hedge fund clients in Asia

Mon, 14/01/2013 - 11:49

Linedata has secured two new hedge fund clients in Asia, with both selecting Linedata Global Hedge to support their businesses. »

Fund administration

Citi to provide trustee, custody and transfer agent services for Franklin Templeton

Mon, 14/01/2013 - 06:01

Citi has been appointed by Franklin Templeton Investments (Asia) to provide trustee, custody and transfer agent services in support of the launch of its inaugural Templeton China Opportunities Fund in Hong Kong. »

James Williams. news editor, Hedgeweek

Asia ex-Japan hedge funds end 2012 with double-digit returns, Global investors look to emerging hedge funds…

Thu, 10/01/2013 - 17:19

Despite 2012 being a year coupled with risks and rewards the year ended on a positive note. All strategic mandates were in the black for December, with multi-strategy hedge funds posting the strongest gains of 2.37% for the month and 8.55% for the year. Hedge funds across all regions witnessed positive returns for the month with Asian hedge funds posting the best performance numbers. »

Singapore

SGX derivatives and commodities volumes reach new highs in 2012

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 12:18

Singapore Exchange’s (SGX) derivatives and commodities markets achieved several new record highs in both December and the full year. »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

Asia’s investment gurus hurt by China exposure, Asia ex-Japan hedge funds deliver double-digit returns for 2012

Thu, 03/01/2013 - 20:32

A strong end to 2012 saw Asia ex-Japan hedge funds deliver some solid results in what is sure to provide a welcome fillip to the region’s alternative funds industry. The Eurekahedge Asia ex-Japan Hedge Fund Index ended 2012 with returns of +10.5 per cent, a seismic shift in fortunes in comparison to 2011 which saw losses of -12.4 per cent. »

Singapore

DTCC’s Global Trade Repository opens data centre in Singapore

Thu, 20/12/2012 - 16:09

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has opened its Asia Pacific global data site headquartered in Singapore. »

James Williams, news editor, Hedgeweek

Fortress Investment Group closes Fortress Japan Opportunity Fund II at USD1.65billion…Tiger Asia Partners fined USD816,500 by Japanese regulator…

Thu, 20/12/2012 - 13:48

Vistra Fund Services (VFS) this week announced further expansion in Asia with the opening of its Singapore office. VFS is a global independent fund administrator and part of the Vistra Group, a global provider of corporate, trust and fiduciary services, as well as fund administration and outsourcing services. »

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