Welcome

July 9, 2009

Welcome to the Singapore Hedge Fund Blog. Our goal is to bring news, ideas and opinions to the alternative asset management world in Singapore and in Asia (or anywhere else if it’s interesting). This blog is published by VBK Partners.

For all recruitment purposes… HR@singaporehedgefund.com

Jean Viry-Babel

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    What is the best place to be a banker?

    January 17, 2010

    The U.K. government’s decision to raise the top rate of income tax will leave residents earning more than 1 million pounds ($1.6 million) a year worse off than they would be in any of the world’s other major financial centers. “People feel let down,” Nick Bacon, a London-based financial services tax partner at accounting firm […]

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    We have a new website out there… Thousand Suns

    December 10, 2009

    After years of secret meetings and planning, Thousand Suns is finally open for business… here are the importnant links: the website the products the catalog the blog We wish ourself the best future. We will continue this blog in parallel with Thousand Suns…

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    China’s sovereign-weath fund commits $1 billion to Oaktree Capital…

    September 26, 2009

    A Los Angeles investment firm has come out a big winner in the battle among some of world’s best-known money managers vying for a slice of cash from China’s sovereign-wealth fund. China Investment Corp., which is doling out billions of dollars as it tries to profit from a global economic recovery, has committed to invest […]

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    Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund’s $1.6 billion Profit on Citigroup

    September 24, 2009

    Looks like the buy and hold strategy worked out for Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, after it notched a $1.6 billion profit on a partial sale of its Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) stake. The Government of Singapore Investment Corp., or GIC reduced its holding of Citi to 5% from 9%, exchanging its $6.88 billion of convertible preferred […]

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    Singapore consults hedge funds on stricter regulations

    September 20, 2009

    From the Wealth Bulletin, news that Singapore’s central bank is holding informal talks with hedge fund executives on ways to toughen up the regulatory regime for the city-state’s growing alternative investment sector, according to a report in the Financial Times. Industry sources say ideas being deliberated upon in the discussions include the introduction of minimum […]

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    Worldwide Hedge Fund Rankings 2009: Top 10 List

    September 17, 2009

    Worldwide Hedge Fund Rankings 2009: Top 10 List

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    25 biggest hedge funds in Asia

    September 16, 2009

    Asia’s 25 biggest hedge funds in 2009

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    Billionaire Modi Seeks Island Resorts in Distressed-Asset Quest

    September 14, 2009

    Billionaire Bhupendra Kumar Modi, who made his fortune from mobile-phone services in India, is planning to invest $100 million in distressed assets including the island resorts on Batam and Bintan neighboring Singapore. Modi, chairman of Singapore-based Spice Global with interests from telecommunications to financial services, said he is in talks to buy stakes in all […]

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    Asian hedge funds fall 0.4 pct in August but up 13.1 pct in 2009

    September 9, 2009

    Asia-focused hedge funds fell 0.4 percent in August after five straight months of gains, pulled down by sharp declines in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan shares, hedge-fund tracker Eurekahedge said. Japan hedge funds edged up 0.7 percent, North American funds rose 1.8 percent, Latin American funds gained 2.1 percent and European funds returned 2.6 percent, […]

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    Fullerton aims to extend Singapore’s reach by wooing the European investor

    September 7, 2009

    The city state of Singapore punches well above its weight in the world of investment. Between them Temasek Holdings and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, the tiny nation’s twin sovereign wealth funds, manage an estimated $400bn (£245bn, €280bn) of assets.

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    Boris tries to save london’s first place!

    September 6, 2009

    Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, said he was “encouraged” on Wednesday after he took his fight against proposed EU regulation of hedge funds and private equity to Brussels.

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    A bit of self advertisement…

    September 6, 2009

    We just launched a new Blog on renewable energy: My Solar News . Give it a go if you want to ramp up your green credentials Cheers

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    Finance Jobs in Asia going back to boom time?

    September 2, 2009

    HONG KONG — Marco Wong lost his job with Citigroup in Singapore in mid-January. During all the turmoil that engulfed the financial world last year, the cutbacks at the U.S. banking giant were neither unique nor surprising. Still, Mr. Wong says, Citigroup’s decision not to renew his contract shortly before it was due to end […]

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    Singapore faces rising structural unemployment

    September 2, 2009

    Singapore faces the spectre of rising long-term structural unemployment as the economy recovers from the global financial crisis. Structural unemployment occurs when the skills of workers do not meet the needs of employers. With certain sectors such as manufacturing and electronics lagging behind, Singapore workers will have to be retrained to be employable in new […]

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    Singapore-based Hedge Fund, LionRock Capital, Eyes Family Offices, Endowments

    August 24, 2009

    According to Total Alternatives, Hari Kumar, co-founder of Singapore-based LionRock Capital, has begun approaching investors for its recently launched LionRock Master Fund. The multi-strategy fund launched on June 15 with $75 million of partners’ capital, but now Kumar, along with co-founders Ben Freischmidt and Julian Snaiph, are approaching family offices, endowments and funds of funds. […]

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    Korean Firms Found Hedge Fund Platforms in Singapore and Hong Kong

    August 19, 2009

    From FINalternatives, news of the build up of hedge fund platforms in Singapore and in Hong Kong. As the Asian hedge fund industry rises from the ashes of last year’s huge losses and huge redemptions, a number of Korean financial services firms are hoping to play middleman in the resurgent space. Kookmin Bank, Industrial Bank […]

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    Recruiting Quant interns in Singapore

    August 18, 2009

    We are looking for Quant Interns to come to Singapore. We provide R/T ticket – accomodation and living allowance for 12 month and the possibility of joining the team after that. This is for a joint venture between a singaporean university and a North American hedge fund to research Risk Analysis in derivative portfolios. you […]

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    Forex Guides in Italian, Spanish and French

    August 17, 2009

    From our friends at Qnet Exchange, some useful websites with information on Forex trading in the Italian, Spanish and French markets : Italian  Markets Forex guide: Guadagnare col Forex Online ________________________ Spanish Markets Forex guide: Sabemos sobre Forex en línea ________________________ French  Markets Forex guide: Votre source sur le marché des devises Forex