Archive for the ‘general’ category

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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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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

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New Asia-focused team at FrontPoint

August 17, 2009

FrontPoint Partners hired a new Asia-focused event-driven and special situations hedge fund investment team, led by portfolio manager John Foo. The Singapore-based team all came from Kingsmead Capital Advisors, which Mr. Foo founded. Joining him is Edgar Chia, analyst, and Hubert Yong, trader; they held similar positions at Kingsmead Capital, according to a FrontPoint news […]

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Goodyear will not be Temasek’s next CEO

July 22, 2009

Singapore government investment fund Temasek said Charles W. Goodyear won’t take over as chief executive because of differences in strategy, a surprising reversal that leaves the wife of the prime minister in the company’s top job. Goodyear, who had been working alongside outgoing chief executive Ho Ching since March, will leave the sovereign wealth fund […]

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Sovereign Wealth Funds and the Global Economic Crisis

July 14, 2009

The global economic crisis has left many sophisticated institutional investors reeling. Most are yet to fully recover even though markets have clawed back some of their early losses. Worst hit are the hedge funds with exposure to financials and commodities. For instance, New York based Ospraie Fund that was worth some $2.8 billion at the […]

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Winners of the Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2009

July 9, 2009

The news is a month old… but for thoses who missed it, here are the winners of the Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2009 held in Singapore on the 29 may 2009: Regional Awards Presented by: Best Asian Hedge Fund Artradis AB2 Fund Presented by: Best Asia ex-Japan Hedge Fund PMA Harvester Fund Presented by: Best […]

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New Views of the Hedge Fund Industry…

July 7, 2009

From our good friends at State Street, here comes their latest report on the Hedge Fund world. Two major trends are emerging in the hedge fund industry with far-reaching impacts: a migration among the maturing hedge fund industry to third-party administration, custody and specialized services, and the most comprehensive reconsideration of financial regulations in generations. […]

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A new breed of Hedge Fund – smaller and thriftier

July 7, 2009

Here is a good post I found a singaporean Blogger, “the dude”, on It’s all about the moolah. An industry lately synonymous with losses, liquidations, and fraud is showing signs of recovery. An uptick in new hedge funds suggests that investors are warming to them again. And trends among the newly launched funds show how […]

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Singapore Exchange June Trading Summary

July 5, 2009

June volume on the Singapore Exchange was markedly quieter than May with its main board volume of 42,549,273,000 valued at 35,633,835,000SGD down 27% and 21%, respectively. Interestingly, however, market capitalization in June increased slightly to 343,237,151,000SGD from 341,787,464,000 last May. Singtel remained the largest name by market capitalization valued at almost 48,000,000,000 SGD. Thanks to […]

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A guide to investing in Singapore…

July 5, 2009

Here is a new quick guide to investing in Singapore found by my colleague at VBK Partners:  Patrick Kemmis. It comes from Investoroffshore.com and it is quite thorough… Here it is: Located in South East Asia, Singapore is a highly developed and successful free market economy which enjoys an open and corruption-free environment, stable prices, […]

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Sovereign Funds back in business?

June 23, 2009

The sovereign-wealth funds are stirring. After going quiet as markets crashed and some high-profile investments in U.S. financial companies went awry, the huge pools of capital are back doing deals.

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Soros sees green shoots…

June 22, 2009

Billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros said the worst of the global financial crisis is over, and called for new international regulations to maintain open markets.

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improving singapore civil service?

June 21, 2009

Here is an interesting post I came across on wordpress. I enjoy reading Subba’s Blog probably more than the singapore civil servant or official press 😉 Here is an extract from his post: “Now Singapore’s civil servants are intelligent people, but they have become ensconced in their ivory towers. There is too much group think […]

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a very interesting speech on market efficiency and market regulation

June 19, 2009

This is a very interesting speech from Verena Ross, Director Of Strategy And Risk, Chartered Financial Analysts Annual Conference18 June 2009: Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to have been invited to speak at the Annual Conference of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute on the important and at times controversial relationship between efficient markets and […]

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China Ready to Place Bets on Hedge Funds

June 19, 2009

China Investment Corp. is poised to invest $500 million in a Blackstone Group hedge-fund unit as part of a broad effort to put cash to work while global markets are rallying but remain below earlier peaks.

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More silly hedge fund coverage

June 17, 2009

Here is an interesting post from Felix Salmon on his blog What is it with Bloomberg’s Singapore bureau? Not content with a ridiculous article suggesting that US inflation might approach Zimbabwe levels, they’re now running a silly story about a shop by the name of “36 South Investment Managers Ltd” (me neither, but the only […]

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Temasek Holdings Investment Performance and Transparency

June 16, 2009

Temasek’s track record has come under fire of late for a couple of false steps, notably its investments in Merrill and Barclays.

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Asia Hedge Funds on ‘Radar’ After Beating Peers, Citigroup Says

June 15, 2009

Asian hedge funds are attracting growing interest from investors as managers focusing on the region outperform global peers.