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Hans Schlaikier, Hedgeweek China shines as Asian fund managers’ best bet… Hong Kong’s largest hedge funds enjoy best year on record…

Thu, 16 Jan 2014, 17:07

For investors in Asian hedge funds, it was China and not the region's hottest major market, Japan, that provided the best bang for the buck in 2013 - a result set to ensure greater capital inflows into steadily growing China-focused funds as reported by Reuters. »


Crystal ball Emerging Asia will become the world’s primary weak spot in 2014, says Saxo Bank

Thu, 16 Jan 2014, 10:02

Having maintained world growth at acceptable levels throughout the current crisis, emerging Asia will become the world’s primary weak spot in 2014, says Saxo Bank, the online multi-asset trading and investment specialist. »

Document signing Hedge funds sign deals with Aztec Exchange to purchase corporate invoices

Thu, 16 Jan 2014, 06:04

Hedge funds in the US, UK and Singapore have signed agreements with Aztec Exchange to purchase invoices from suppliers in emerging markets and credit-constrained developed markets. »

Green world Cleantech investment in Israel tops USD249m in 2013

Wed, 15 Jan 2014, 15:39

Disclosed clean technology venture investment in Israel during 2013 totalled USD249,935,000 across 13 deals, according to figures Cleantech Group’s i3 market intelligence platform. »

China flag Mainland Chinese investment in European property triples in 2013

Wed, 15 Jan 2014, 15:06

Chinese investment (ex Hong Kong) in Europe tripled last year as insurers, developers and private individuals joined the country’s sovereign wealth funds in seeking to diversify their assets outside Asia. »

Japan flag Prologis signs 440,000 sq ft build-to-suit agreement in Japan

Wed, 15 Jan 2014, 11:42

Prologis has signed a build-to-suit agreement with Tohoku CO-OP, a national retailer, for an approximately 440,000 square foot (40,800 square metre) distribution centre in Japan. »

Israel 13 Israeli VC funds raised USD526m in 2013

Wed, 15 Jan 2014, 06:37

2013 was less successful than the past two years in terms of Israeli venture capital fund raising, with 13 funds raising USD526m, almost 28 per cent below the USD725m raised by 14 Israeli VC funds in 2012.  »

Peter Reitz, chief executive officer of EEX European Energy Exchange acquires majority stake in Cleartrade Exchange

Mon, 13 Jan 2014, 11:20

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) has become the new majority shareholder in Cleartrade Exchange (CLTX), a Singaporean Futures Exchange founded in 2010. »

David Semaya David Semaya appointed chairman of Nikko Asset Management

Fri, 10 Jan 2014, 16:04

David Semaya has been appointed as chairman of Tokyo-based asset manager Nikko Asset Management. »

Tokyo Lazard Japan Asset Management hires Yugo Ishida as CEO

Fri, 10 Jan 2014, 14:08

Yugo Ishida has joined Lazard Japan Asset Management as representative director and chief executive officer, effective immediately. »

Ireland flag Ireland provides home for first China A-Shares ETF in Europe under RQFII

Fri, 10 Jan 2014, 12:02

The Irish Funds Industry Association has welcomed the launch of the first exchange-traded fund (ETF) to offer European investors access to the China A-Shares equity market.   »

Trader at screen S&P Capital IQ Real-Time Solutions extends QuantFEED and QuantLINK for HKEx

Fri, 10 Jan 2014, 06:15

S&P Capital IQ Real-Time Solutions has extended its QuantFEED and QuantLINK solutions through Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing’s (HKEx) Orion programme. »

London Stock Exchange Source lists China A-Shares ETF on LSE

Fri, 10 Jan 2014, 06:02

European exchange-traded fund issuer Source has listed a physically replicated Chinese A-Share ETF on the London Stock Exchange – the first of its kind to be traded in the UK or Europe. »

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