Tiger Management has formed a partnership to focus on investing in Asian equities.
Tiger Pacific Capital is a new investment company, whose founding partners are Run Ye, Junji Takegami and Hoyon Hwang.
The individuals are experienced investors who were formerly senior members of Tiger Asia Management, a long/short Asian hedge fund manager. Tiger Management and its principal owner, Julian H Robertson, will serve as TPC’s seed investor.
Robertson says: “Asia is the best area of the world to practice the hedge fund business. There are great companies at the initial phase of their growth and, on the other side, companies with huge over-valuations or even possible frauds. We are fortunate indeed to have a team of the calibre of Run, Junji and Hoyon to maximise the opportunity.”
Ye says: “We are honoured to be partnering with Julian and Tiger. Our investment training has been rooted in the disciplined methodology of traditional Tiger investment analysis. The team has had a long shared history with significant exposure to investing in China, Japan and Korea, where we continue to see exciting investment opportunities.”