Hong Kong Hedge Fund Services 2011

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Martin Wheatley, Hong Kong SFC, CEO

Vibrant city sees billion dollar hedge funds double

By James Williams – Hong Kong might be a tiny island but it’s a financial colossus. Long regarded as a global financial hub, its dynamism, unique geographic location and stable socio-economic climate has helped it become Asia’s leading hedge fund centre over the last ten years. »

Sally Crane, managing director - Asia, Linedata

Hong Kong: an integral part of Linedata’s regional investment plans

Interview with Sally Crane – Some USD3.6billion in new assets flowed into Asia in Q1, representing 10 per cent of the USD32billion in net global assets. Great news then, for service providers such as Linedata, that are investing heavily in the region; in particular Hong Kong. The software firm has been a leading global solutions provider to the investment management community since 1998. »

Thomas Granger, partner, Walkers, Hong Kong

Growth in start-ups spinning out of prop desks

Interview with Thomas Granger – Product planning continues to be of significant importance to hedge funds, according to Thomas Granger (pictured) – a partner with law firm Walkers, Hong Kong – and, along with strategic support, has been in high demand recently. »

Sukru Kesebi, head of hedge fund consulting, Deutsche Bank

Start-up numbers in Hong Kong might be down, but their size and quality is improving

By James Williams – Start-up numbers in Hong Kong might be down, but their size and quality is improving. »

Effie Vasilopoulos, partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Tax efficiency drives growth of hedge fund industry

Interview with Effie Vasilopoulos – Having a global presence in the alternative fund space in the US, Asia and London has given US law firm Sidley Austin LLP a unique opportunity to grow with its clients, and Hong Kong is no exception. Sidley has 150 lawyers in its global fund group, 25 of whom are based in Hong Kong including partner Effie Vasilopoulos. »

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