Weekly Asia News (Friday) http://www.hedgeweek.com/taxonomy/term/425/0 en Asia ex-Japan funds outperform year-to-date… Asian Sovereign Wealth & Pension funds looking increasingly at alternatives… http://www.hedgeweek.com/2014/10/23/211863/asia-ex-japan-funds-outperform-year-date%E2%80%A6-asian-sovereign-wealth-pension-funds-loo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-inhouse-content"> <div class="field-label">Inhouse content:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> inhouse content </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Asia ex-Japan hedge funds lead global peers with year-to-date returns of 6.66 per cent, due in large part to a 25.79 per cent rise in Indian equities since the start of the year, according to the latest data released by hedge fund research firm&nbsp;Eurekahedge.</strong></p> Weekly Asia News (Friday) Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:14:42 +0000 Hans.Schlaikier 211863 at http://www.hedgeweek.com HKEx Group and China Merchants Group sign MOU http://www.hedgeweek.com/2014/10/23/211845/hkex-group-and-china-merchants-group-sign-mou <a href="http://www.globalfunddata.com?title=&country[0]=China&status=Active&return_date=2011-10-27&searchType=advanced" title="See all China funds" >China funds</a> <a href="http://www.globalfunddata.com/funds/search/hedge'?title=&status=Active&return_date=2011-10-27&searchType=advanced" title="See all Hedge funds" alt="See all Hedge funds">Hedge</a> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-inhouse-content"> <div class="field-label">Inhouse content:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> off </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) and China Merchants Group (CMG) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a strategic alliance in product development and related services.</strong></em></p> Deals and Transactions Weekly Asia News (Friday) Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Emily.Perryman 211845 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Gottex on track for first UCITS RQFII China product launch http://www.hedgeweek.com/2014/10/22/211744/gottex-track-first-ucits-rqfii-china-product-launch <a title="see all funds managed by Gottex Fund Management" href="http://www.globalfunddata.com?title=&management[0]=Gottex Fund Management&status=Active&return_date=2011-10-27&searchType=advanced" title="See all funds for mgt group Gottex Fund Management" alt="See all funds for mgt group Gottex Fund Management">Gottex Fund Management</a> <a href="http://www.globalfunddata.com?title=&country[0]=China&status=Active&return_date=2011-10-27&searchType=advanced" title="See all China funds" >China funds</a> <a href="http://www.globalfunddata.com/funds/search/hedge'?title=&status=Active&return_date=2011-10-27&searchType=advanced" title="See all Hedge funds" alt="See all Hedge funds">Hedge</a> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-inhouse-content"> <div class="field-label">Inhouse content:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> off </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Gottex Fund Management is on track to launch its first UCITS RQFII China product during the first quarter of 2015, according to the group&rsquo;s latest trading statement for the quarter ended 30 September 2014.</strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-directory-company"> <div class="field-label">Company:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gfmdirectory/gottex-fund-management">Gottex Fund Management</a> </div> </div> </div> Launches and fundraising Weekly UCITS News (Friday) Weekly Asia News (Friday) Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:03:00 +0000 Emily.Perryman 211744 at http://www.hedgeweek.com JTC Group invests in Asian alliance partner Kensington Trust Group http://www.hedgeweek.com/2014/10/21/211727/jtc-group-invests-asian-alliance-partner-kensington-trust-group <a href="http://www.globalfunddata.com?title=&country[0]=Singapore&status=Active&return_date=2011-10-27&searchType=advanced" title="See all Singapore funds" >Singapore funds</a> <a href="http://www.globalfunddata.com/funds/search/all'?title=&status=Active&return_date=2011-10-27&searchType=advanced" title="See all All funds" alt="See all All funds">All</a> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-inhouse-content"> <div class="field-label">Inhouse content:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> off </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>JTC Group has made an investment in Kensington Trust Group (KTG), enhancing the alliance between the two companies which commenced in early 2013.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> Investments Weekly Asia News (Friday) Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:03:00 +0000 Emily.Perryman 211727 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Hang Seng and Markit launch iBoxx Offshore RMB Bond Index Family http://www.hedgeweek.com/2014/10/20/211677/hang-seng-and-markit-launch-iboxx-offshore-rmb-bond-index-family <a href="http://www.globalfunddata.com/funds/search/hedge'?title=&status=Active&return_date=2011-10-27&searchType=advanced" title="See all Hedge funds" alt="See all Hedge funds">Hedge</a> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-inhouse-content"> <div class="field-label">Inhouse content:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> off </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Hang Seng Indexes Company and Markit have launched the Hang Seng Markit iBoxx Offshore RMB Bond Index family (HSM iBoxx).&nbsp;</strong></em></p> Launches and fundraising Weekly Asia News (Friday) Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:14:19 +0000 Emily.Perryman 211677 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Hedge funds see USD18bn outflow in Q3 despite steady returns… India’s SEBI confirms ban on HK’s Factorial Capital Management… http://www.hedgeweek.com/2014/10/17/211597/hedge-funds-see-usd18bn-outflow-q3-despite-steady-returns%E2%80%A6-india%E2%80%99s-sebi-confirms-b <div class="field field-type-text field-field-inhouse-content"> <div class="field-label">Inhouse content:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> inhouse content </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Hedge funds outperformed underlying markets in September with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index returning a flat 0 per cent while the MSCI World Index finished the month down 1.86 per cent.</strong> On a year-to-date basis, hedge funds are up 3.87 per cent, falling just slightly behind underlying markets as the MSCI World Index returned 3.99 per cent over the same period.</p> Weekly Asia News (Friday) Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:30:04 +0000 Hans.Schlaikier 211597 at http://www.hedgeweek.com CFTC issues no-action letter for Singapore Exchange Derivatives Clearing Limited http://www.hedgeweek.com/2014/10/10/211237/cftc-issues-no-action-letter-singapore-exchange-derivatives-clearing-limited <a href="http://www.globalfunddata.com?title=&country[0]=Singapore&status=Active&return_date=2011-10-27&searchType=advanced" title="See all Singapore funds" >Singapore funds</a> <a href="http://www.globalfunddata.com/funds/search/hedge'?title=&status=Active&return_date=2011-10-27&searchType=advanced" title="See all Hedge funds" alt="See all Hedge funds">Hedge</a> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-inhouse-content"> <div class="field-label">Inhouse content:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> off </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>The US CFTC has issued a time-limited no-action letter stating that it will not take enforcement action against Singapore Exchange Derivatives Clearing Limited (SGX-DC) for failure to comply with the applicable swap data reporting requirements of Commission Regulations 45.3 and 45.4.</strong></em></p> North America Asia-Pacific Weekly Asia News (Friday) Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:30:00 +0000 Emily.Perryman 211237 at http://www.hedgeweek.com HFRX global hedge fund index falls in September… KKR backs former York Capital CEO’s new fund… http://www.hedgeweek.com/2014/10/09/211243/hfrx-global-hedge-fund-index-falls-september%E2%80%A6-kkr-backs-former-york-capital-ceo%E2%80%99s- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-inhouse-content"> <div class="field-label">Inhouse content:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> inhouse content </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Global financial markets ended the 3rd quarter with declines as the US Dollar surged in the month of September, driven by a combination of weak European economic data, social unrest in Hong Kong and increased geopolitical tension in the Middle East.</strong></em></p> Weekly Asia News (Friday) Thu, 09 Oct 2014 15:13:56 +0000 Hans.Schlaikier 211243 at http://www.hedgeweek.com HFA appoints Robert Kim and Raymond Kang as Korea Chapter regional co-directors http://www.hedgeweek.com/2014/10/02/210862/hfa-appoints-robert-kim-and-raymond-kang-korea-chapter-regional-co-directors <a href="http://www.globalfunddata.com?title=&country[0]=South+Korea&status=Active&return_date=2011-10-27&searchType=advanced" title="See all South Korea funds" >South Korea funds</a> <a href="http://www.globalfunddata.com/funds/search/hedge'?title=&status=Active&return_date=2011-10-27&searchType=advanced" title="See all Hedge funds" alt="See all Hedge funds">Hedge</a> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-inhouse-content"> <div class="field-label">Inhouse content:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> off </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>The Hedge Fund Association (HFA) has appointed Robert Kim, global advisor for Alternative Summit Korea, and Raymond Kang, chief executive of Prodigy Capital Management, as Korea Chapter regional co-directors.</strong></em></p> Weekly Asia News (Friday) Moves and appointments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:01:00 +0000 Emily.Perryman 210862 at http://www.hedgeweek.com DigitalTangible launches physical gold and bitcoin trading services in Asia http://www.hedgeweek.com/2014/10/02/210871/digitaltangible-launches-physical-gold-and-bitcoin-trading-services-asia <a href="http://www.globalfunddata.com/funds/search/hedge'?title=&status=Active&return_date=2011-10-27&searchType=advanced" title="See all Hedge funds" alt="See all Hedge funds">Hedge</a> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-inhouse-content"> <div class="field-label">Inhouse content:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> off </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Global bitcoin-gold platform DigitalTangible has expanded its offerings into Asia with new partner Melotic, allowing customers to trade their bitcoin and gold on the new Chinese crypto-gold trading platform.</strong></em></p> Weekly Asia News (Friday) Trading & Execution Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:44:35 +0000 Emily.Perryman 210871 at http://www.hedgeweek.com SS&C hires Stewart Bent to head up fund services in Asia http://www.hedgeweek.com/2014/10/01/210776/ssc-hires-stewart-bent-head-fund-services-asia <a href="http://www.globalfunddata.com?title=&country[0]=Hong+Kong&status=Active&return_date=2011-10-27&searchType=advanced" title="See all Hong Kong funds" >Hong Kong funds</a> <a href="http://www.globalfunddata.com/funds/search/hedge'?title=&status=Active&return_date=2011-10-27&searchType=advanced" title="See all Hedge funds" alt="See all Hedge funds">Hedge</a> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-inhouse-content"> <div class="field-label">Inhouse content:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> off </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>SS&amp;C Technologies has hired Stewart Bent to manage SS&amp;C GlobeOp&rsquo;s fund administration business in Asia.</strong></em></p> Weekly Asia News (Friday) Moves and appointments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:10:12 +0000 Emily.Perryman 210776 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Two additional partners to join Akin Gump in Hong Kong http://www.hedgeweek.com/2014/09/29/210669/two-additional-partners-join-akin-gump-hong-kong <a href="http://www.globalfunddata.com?title=&country[0]=Hong+Kong&status=Active&return_date=2011-10-27&searchType=advanced" title="See all Hong Kong funds" >Hong Kong funds</a> <a href="http://www.globalfunddata.com/funds/search/hedge'?title=&status=Active&return_date=2011-10-27&searchType=advanced" title="See all Hedge funds" alt="See all Hedge funds">Hedge</a> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-inhouse-content"> <div class="field-label">Inhouse content:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> off </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>F Mark Fucci and Anne-Marie Godfrey are to join law firm Akin Gump&rsquo;s Hong Kong office.</strong></em></p> Weekly Asia News (Friday) Moves and appointments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:02:00 +0000 Emily.Perryman 210669 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Six in 10 Asia Pacific firms unprepared for shortened settlement cycle for European securities http://www.hedgeweek.com/2014/09/29/210651/six-10-asia-pacific-firms-unprepared-shortened-settlement-cycle-european-securitie <a href="http://www.globalfunddata.com?status=Active&return_date=2011-10-27&searchType=advanced" title="See all Funds by country" >Funds by country</a> <a href="http://www.globalfunddata.com/funds/search/hedge'?title=&status=Active&return_date=2011-10-27&searchType=advanced" title="See all Hedge funds" alt="See all Hedge funds">Hedge</a> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-inhouse-content"> <div class="field-label">Inhouse content:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> off </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Some 58 per cent of&nbsp;firms in Asia Pacific are not prepared for a shorter settlement cycle in Europe which will change from trade date plus three days (T+3) to trade date plus two days (T+2) in October.</strong></em></p> Weekly Asia News (Friday) Surveys & research Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:05:54 +0000 Emily.Perryman 210651 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Hedge funds and investors look forward to the China Exchange Link… Hedge funds surpass 2007 leverage… http://www.hedgeweek.com/2014/09/25/210536/hedge-funds-and-investors-look-forward-china-exchange-link%E2%80%A6-hedge-funds-surpass-20 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-inhouse-content"> <div class="field-label">Inhouse content:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> inhouse content </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Hedge funds</strong>&nbsp;<strong>may drive initial demand for Shanghai-listed stocks through a linkage of the city&rsquo;s bourse with that in Hong Kong, according to Goldman Sachs, reports Bloomberg.</strong></p> Weekly Asia News (Friday) Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:34:49 +0000 mkitchen 210536 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Chi-X Japan launches Chi-Match VWAP Cross http://www.hedgeweek.com/2014/09/22/210333/chi-x-japan-launches-chi-match-vwap-cross <a href="http://www.globalfunddata.com?title=&country[0]=Japan&status=Active&return_date=2011-10-27&searchType=advanced" title="See all Japan funds" >Japan funds</a> <a href="http://www.globalfunddata.com/funds/search/hedge'?title=&status=Active&return_date=2011-10-27&searchType=advanced" title="See all Hedge funds" alt="See all Hedge funds">Hedge</a> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-inhouse-content"> <div class="field-label">Inhouse content:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> off </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Chi-X Japan Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of market operator Chi-X Global, launched Chi-Match VWAP Cross (Volume Weighted Average Price) on 1 September.</strong></em></p> Weekly Asia News (Friday) Trading & Execution Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Emily.Perryman 210333 at http://www.hedgeweek.com