Archive for the ‘hedge fund’ category

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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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25 biggest hedge funds in Asia

September 16, 2009

Asia’s 25 biggest hedge funds in 2009

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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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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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Hong Kong based hedge fund Tarascon hires new COO from Singapore

August 14, 2009

Roger Lee, the previous head of Nikko Asset Management’s Singapore office, has joined Tarascon Capital, a Hong Kong-based hedge fund as COO.

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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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Event at Singapore Management University on the “Past, Present and Future of the Hedge Fund Industry” – 28/29 October

August 9, 2009

Event at Singapore Management University on the “Past, Present and Future of the Hedge Fund Industry” – 28/29 October. It is modelled after the Hedge Fund Training Programme at the London Business School.

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Recruitment starting again for hedge funds based in Singapore and Hong Kong.

July 31, 2009

Some good news on Asian Hedge Funds with new recruitment noted in Singapore and Hong Kong.

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US authorities are probing NIR Group hedge fund based in US/Singapore says WSJ

July 24, 2009

U.S. authorities are probing whether Corey Ribotsky, Managing Member of NIR Group, a Roslyn, New York & Singapore based hedge-fund, defrauded investors about their returns and the holdings of his various funds, according to the WSJ.

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Most hedge funds failed to make money in June

July 21, 2009

Most strategies employed by hedge fund managers globally failed to generate any positive returns in June as stock markets moved sideways and commodity prices slid during the month. Nine out of thirteen strategies tracked lost money.

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Green shoots for Hedge Fund Jobs

July 16, 2009

From our good friends at FHN…It is far from the go-go years of 2006 and 2007 for those looking for jobs with alternative investment firms. Yet, rays of silver are starting to peak out from under the economic crunch clouds. That’s what Robert Olman, founder and president of Alpha Search Advisory Partners is beginning to […]

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OakRun Capital appoints new executives in Singapore

July 16, 2009

Another good piece og news from Alex : Hedge fund manager OakRun Capital announced the appointment of Mark Potter and Brian Long, both experienced Asia investment executives. The expansion is to build strategic relationships with local institutional investors and provide access to its hedge funds and investment products, including the new OakRun Short Term Income […]

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Penjing Asset Management Ltd, Hong Kong to Expand Seeding of New Hedge Funds

July 10, 2009

Ronnie Wu, chief investment officer of the $400 million hedge fund of funds house Penjing Asset Management Ltd., will start a pool of money dedicated to providing early investments to new hedge funds next month. It aims to make five to six investments with the flagship Penjing Asia Fund by year-end, he said in an […]

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Darwin Japan Hedge Fund Returns 31% Since January on Small Caps

July 10, 2009

Darwin Capital Premier LS1 Fund, a hedge fund investing in Japanese stocks, has returned 31 percent since opening to investors in January as bets on companies including JP-Holdings Inc. and Daiken Medical Co. paid off. The fund, advised by DarWin Capital Partners Ltd., began on Jan. 20 after running under a limited partnership structure since […]

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June report: Hedge Funds Little Changed, Drew $4 Billion

July 10, 2009

Hedge funds had net inflows of $4 billion in June as the index measuring their performance remained little changed after posting its longest stretch of monthly gains since July 2007, according to Eurekahedge Pte. The industry had net inflows for the second consecutive month, bringing total assets under management to $1.33 trillion, according to a […]

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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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London Mayor: Hedge Fund might leave London for Singapore

July 9, 2009

I know, it sounds like a tabloid headline but basicaly not too far from the truth Mayor warns EU not to strangle world’s premier financial centre The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today called on the Government to help him resist the EU Commission’s dangerous plans to regulate financial services. He fears that the plans […]

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Even Hedge Fund can burn their wings in Indonesia…

July 8, 2009

This is a really good piece of news found on AsianInvestor… Once upon a time, Indonesia had a reputation for sharp practise. However, the balloon of epiphany went up after the Asian economic crisis of the late-1990s. The gatekeepers of Indonesia realised that, in business, their old game was up, and in order to obtain […]