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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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Worldwide Hedge Fund Rankings 2009: Top 10 List

September 17, 2009

Worldwide Hedge Fund Rankings 2009: Top 10 List

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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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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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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-based hedge fund, Nalanda Capital, is said to be offloading its stake in outsourcing firm WNS Global Services.

August 11, 2009

From The Economic Times in India, news that a Singapore-based hedge fund, Nalanda Capital is said to be following private equity firm, Warburg Pincus in offloading its stake in outsourcing firm WNS Global Services.

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Martin Currie Investment Management is reported to be about to launch an Asian marketing office in Singapore

July 28, 2009

From the Hedge Funds Club, Edinburgh-based Martin Currie Investment Management is about to launch an Asian marketing office in Singapore. The firm also plans to add a dealing desk in Singapore in the coming year.

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Hedge Funder, Mobster… a wife’s misery…

July 19, 2009

There has been some serious financial meshugas as of late, has there not? In short order, the bond rating agencies, banks, treasury, hedge funds, Federal Reserve and aggressively optimistic (and greedy) homeowners conspired to play Jenga with the house of cards that the American (world) economy was (is) perched upon. But it was really (says […]

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“Hedge Fund” the web video serie…

July 17, 2009

Just when you thought, you’ve seen it all…We already had “the story of “Amazing Grace”, the former Lehman Brothers fixed income salesperson who went on to become an exotic dancer” … now we have “Hedge Fund” the video. This is episode 1, you can find the others here: Hedge Fund Productions Enjoy Hedge Fund Episode […]

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Live from the Risk Management conference from RMI

July 17, 2009

I am writing this quick post from the Third Annual Risk Management Conference in Singapore. I will write a complete report on the way back …

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Yet another Hedge Fund starts in Singapore: GCS Capital Management

July 13, 2009

At that point, it is more than a trend… Stephen Satchell, the former Tokyo- based head of Asian proprietary credit trading at Credit Suisse Group AG, plans to start an Asia-focused credit hedge fund as early as this month. The GCS Asian Opportunity Fund I will offer “small-to- medium sized” loans, mostly with an equity […]

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Not really SHF news but it’s the weekend…

July 12, 2009

I found this on the Quant Finance Group on Linkedin, It is the story of “Amazing Grace”, the former Lehman Brothers fixed income salesperson who went on to become an exotic dancer (and more). I publish here the first 10 installments… Enjoy… Episode 1 ‘The financial markets are full of hard luck stories these days, […]

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Hatteras launches 2 Mutual/Hedge Fund Strategies

July 9, 2009

Yes, another good piece of news from Alex Akesson on Hedge Fund News… Hatteras Funds has acquired a controlling interest in Alternative Investment Partners, LLC, a Harrison, NY-based provider of open end mutual funds of hedge fund strategies known as AIP Mutual Funds, increasing Hatteras Funds and its affiliated companies’ AUM to approximately $1.6 billion. […]

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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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Only in America… A Hedge Fund has taken its name from the rock band "The Who"

July 2, 2009

A Hedge Fund has taken its name from the rock band “The Who”